In Seattle, Librarians Are Energy Sippers and Police Are Energy GuzzlersGreenTech Efficiency, May 23, 2013
New York City got a surprise last year after an energy disclosure report showed that some of its 80-year-old buildings were outperforming LEED-rated buildings. The report illustrated why energy benchmarking laws can be effective tools to help municipalities and building owners target how they take action. Sometimes the target is not what was initially expected.
Seattle is the latest city to issue data on its buildings. Officials just logged data on 94 of Seattle’s municipal buildings, including City Hall, libraries, police stations and the 62-story Municipal Tower. While not earth-shattering in its conclusions, the report showed some interesting variations in how municipal facilities are operating.