Data-Driven Outreach Leads to Building Retrofits


"New York City is fa­cil­it­at­ing en­ergy ef­fi­ciency ret­ro­fits in large build­ings and those in low- and me­dium-in­come neigh­bor­hoods with a data-driven out­reach strategy.

New York City’s ret­ro­fit pro­grams util­ize data-driven ana­lysis and com­munity out­reach to pin­point prop­er­ties which present the greatest op­por­tun­it­ies for en­ergy sav­ings and are at greatest risk of cli­mate change im­pacts. Us­ing a soph­ist­ic­ated strategy com­bin­ing bench­mark­ing, audits, and other data sources, the Ret­ro­fit Ac­cel­er­ator pro­gram is identi­fy­ing and as­sist­ing own­ers of build­ings lar­ger than 4,600 m2 with up­grades. Mean­while, a com­ple­ment­ary pro­gram, Com­munity Ret­ro­fit, reaches out to own­ers of build­ings in low- and mod­er­ate-in­come neigh­bor­hoods with the help of in­flu­en­tial com­munity or­gan­iz­a­tions and local util­it­ies, of­fer­ing free tech­nical ad­vis­ory ser­vices for the im­ple­ment­a­tion of en­ergy and wa­ter ef­fi­ciency pro­jects."

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