Estimated Total Annual Building Energy Consumption in NYC

Jimi Wen, a friend of mine, sent me a link from the Modi Research Group for the following map:

The map represents an estimate of the total annual building energy consumption at the block level and at the tax lot level for New York City, and is expressed in kilowatt hours (kWh) per square meter of land area. A mathematical model based on statistics, not individual building data, was used to estimate the annual energy consumption values for buildings throughout the five boroughs. To see the percentage break down of the estimated end-uses, hover over or click on a block or tax lot. The tax lot level data shows how much energy an average building of that size and type would use.

I think it is a really interesting approach to get information about the energy consumption if no data on the house level is available. I hope we can meet with them while we are in New York.

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Data Source: Spatial distribution of urban building energy consumption by end use
B. Howard, L. Parshall, J. Thompson, S. Hammer, J. Dickinson, V. Modi

2 thoughts on “Estimated Total Annual Building Energy Consumption in NYC

  1. Hello from the Goethe-Institut. Alanus von radecki introduced me to you. I am interested to meet you and the group on April 17, when you come to NY. would this be possible to be a guest?
    the goethe-institut washington is involved in a transatlantic dialogue about placemaking. this is mainly about underdeveloped areas. but where your research team and our approaches touch each other is when the talk is about civil society.
    kind greetings
    wilfried

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