An interactive Energy & Water Performance Map built by Constantine Kontakosta, Director of the Civic Analytics Program, was recently highlighted in a Gothamist article on New York City’s landmark Climate Mobilization Act. The site, developed in partnership with the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability, can be used to assist the real estate industry, city agencies, and the general public in better understanding pathways to steep reductions in GHG emissions to meet the goal of a 40 percent overall reduction of emissions by 2030, and 80 percent by 2050.
The city has partnered with New York University to create an interactive energy and water efficiency mapthat includes six years of data at more than 20,000 of the largest buildings across New York's five boroughs. The website, which will be updated as more data comes in, is an easy-to-use visualization tool which allows New Yorkers to identify buildings with large emissions, which are typically correlated with size and age. Users can also type in addresses to get detailed energy and water use statistics, including in some cases, an energy type breakdown, and whether or not the building meets the 2025 and 2030 criteria for greenhouse gas emissions.