The City of Philadelphia released data about how much energy its buildings use.
The Energy Efficient Buildings Hub, the federally-funded research initiative at the Navy Yard, launched a website last November that lets users see how much energy city-owned buildings use. This is the same data, except in raw format, so that developers can play with it.
The city recently required large, privately-owned buildings to report their energy usage, and it plans to release a report about that next week, said Alex Dews of the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability.
It’s one benefit of having the EEB Hub in Philadelphia — that access to data collection — though the Navy Yard research effort has had its recent critics.