See how much energy each city-owned building uses on EEB Network, a new site that organizes city data on energy usage. The site has data on buildings like the Philadelphia Museum of Art, every Free Library branch and City Hall.
The site, another effort on Philadelphia’s part to become the “greenest” city in America, is a partnership between the Energy Efficient Buildings Hub, the Navy Yard research outfit, and Honest Buildings, a New York City startup that creates platform for organizations to share energy data. It allows you to compare, say, City Hall’s energy usage to the national median of office building usage (City Hall, it turns out, uses about half the energy that your average office building uses).
“This is a big moment for the Hub,” said EEB Hub interim director Laurie Actman, “because we’re pushing data out.”
As of this summer, the city required buildings with more than 50,000 square feet of indoor floor space to report their annual energy usage. Once the city collects that data, it will be posted on EEB Network as a way to hold building owners accountable for their energy usage.-30-
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