Cities see big gains in retrofitting lowest-efficiency buildingsAugust 9, 2012
In New York City, a study has found that aging buildings with outdated equipment can consume up to five times the energy of modern buildings of the same size.
NYC has been “benchmarking” building energy use since 2009 – San Francisco rolled out a similar program in 2011 – and now the data is influencing policy. New York City’s mayor, Michael Bloomberg, calls it “critical” to retrofit aging, inefficient buildings so that they match median levels of energy consumption.
Full story (via New York Times)