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Benchmarking Yes, Data Not

Nancy Anderson was quoted in Crain's Insider regarding the new city law requiring big buildings to benchmark their energy use by March 1. The data will eventually be made public — but not this year, according to Nancy Anderson, executive director of The Sallan Foundation, who is following the matter closely. She says public release of the data is crucial because the Bloomberg administration cannot expect "to really change real estate's ingrained energy habits" by itself. Sallan says the city must find software to make the data comparable across the board.

Meanwhile, energy consulting firms like Manhattan-based Bright Power that do benchmarking expect to see revenues grow because of the law. Read the full article in Crain's »