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Urban Green logoRichard Leigh, Director of Research at Urban Green Council, — member of Friends of Benchmarking — pens piece crediting the FOB Second Year White Paper with nudging Benchmarking towards the big leagues.

Leigh points to the NYC LL84 Benchmarking Report issued by the City last week which is a follow-up to the one the City released last year, making two years of comparative data available.

World Series or Little LeagueLikening Benchmarking to baseball there's a tacit acknowledgment that the public needs to know about the performance of the buildings where they choose to live and work in order to make better spending decisions. Using the NYC Department of Health restaurant letter grades to demonstrate how to turn obscure health violations into actionable information, Leigh makes the case for slapping a letter grade extrapolated from building benchmarking data onto the building itself.