Did you know that U.S. buildings use more energy than entire countries and generate more than one-third of the country’s greenhouse gas emissions? Fortunately, cities and utilities have the tools to change that—and our teaming partners at the Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) want to show them how.
Here in Washington, DC and in New York City, building energy use data is used to identify new energy efficiency opportunities and accelerate savings for the city, utilities, building owners, service providers, and more. In partnership with the District Department of Energy & Environment (DOEE), the DCSEU is actively deploying Department of Energy (DOE) Better Buildings Initiative energy tools, city-collected data, and more to unlock a range of efficiency benefits for all.
Today, IMT released Putting Data to Work, a comprehensive toolkit to guide cities in effectively utilizing building energy and water performance data to drive savings. The toolkit is the culmination of a three-year project in which IMT partnered with DOEE and the DCSEU, alongside the New York City Mayor’s Office of Sustainability and New York City Energy Efficiency Corporation (NYCEEC), to examine how we’re turning spreadsheet numbers into energy savings.
Check out the Putting Data to Work toolkit to learn how the successes and lessons learned in DC and New York City can be applied in cities around the country.