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Efficiency in Action, Markets & Business

The City of Milwaukee Embraces Energy Savings

5 Apr , 2018  

City of Milwaukee Reduces Energy Use Intensity by 5%, With Plans to Cut More Written by Emily Holbrook, energymanagertoday.com, March 29, 2018 To date, the City of Milwaukee has reduced energy use intensity by 5%, saving taxpayers on energy-consumption costs. In early March, local business leaders gathered at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee to dig into […]

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Law & Policy, Programs & Policy

Transparency of Energy Efficiency Scores in NYC Buildings

7 Jun , 2017  

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Jordan Cohen, ERS, for Zondits New York City residents are largely unaware that energy benchmarking data on the city’s largest buildings is readily available online for public viewing. An update to an existing law may soon require these buildings to publish their energy efficiency scores in a more transparent manner, however. If the bill passes, […]

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Efficiency in Action, Markets & Business

Energy-Efficient Buildings Strengthen Urban Resiliency

12 May , 2016  

Designing Buildings to Protect Urban Residents Next City, May 11, 2016. Image credit: unsplash Improving energy efficiency in buildings could not only dramatically reduce carbon emissions, but could also reduce the energy burden on poor households, improve indoor and outdoor air quality, create green jobs, and save a lot of money, according to a new report by […]

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Program Evaluation, Programs & Policy

NYC’s LL84 Ordinance Reduces Energy Usage by 5.7% in 4 Years

9 Jun , 2015  

NY Buildings Reduce Energy Usage 5.7% Since Benchmarking Law Enacted Energy Manager Today, June 1, 2015. Image credit: melissamahon The Energy Department has released two resources to help stakeholders analyze the energy, non-energy, and market transformation impacts of building energy benchmarking policies and programs. The first is a handbook that provides methodologies for jurisdictions to […]

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Law & Policy, Programs & Policy

Kansas City Passes Benchmarking Law for Large Buildings

9 Jun , 2015  

Kansas City, Missouri Resoundingly Passes a Benchmarking and Transparency Ordinance for Large Buildings NRDC Switchboard, June 5, 2015. Image credit: Unsplash Kansas City, Missouri has just joined the prestigious collection of progressive American cities with a benchmarking and transparency ordinance for large existing buildings. Fittingly entitled the Energy Empowerment Ordinance, Kansas City’s city council voted12-1 […]

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Program Evaluation, Programs & Policy

2014 Chicago Energy Benchmarking Report Reveals Significant Savings

9 Jan , 2015  

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As part of Mayor Emanuel’s three-year plan to make Chicago more sustainable and energy efficient, the2014 Chicago Energy Benchmarking Report includes data from nearly 350 buildings spanning over 260 million square feet and covering diverse sectors such as healthcare, office settings, and schools.

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Program Implementation, Programs & Policy

Philly Begins Energy Reduction Race in Response to Benchmarking Report

29 Oct , 2014  

Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter Tuesday announced the start of the Energy Reduction Race, a citywide competition to save energy in Philadelphia’s largest buildings. The Mayor also said the City has released the Year Two Energy Benchmarking report Executive Summary and data and that it will participate in the United States Department of Energy Better Buildings Challenge.

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Law & Policy, Programs & Policy

Benchmarking Laws Go County-Wide

7 May , 2014  

Montgomery County, Maryland, has become the first county in the country to pass an energy benchmarking law, which requires commercial building owners to track and report the facility’s energy use.

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