Methodology, Semantics: a Digest

Posted: September 5th, 2009 | Author:

The “certificates of occupancy” (CO) accessed through the NYC dept. of Buildings Building Information System (BIS) confirm the number of floors in the building, the primary “use” of each floor, and the number of “dwellings” per floor. The Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS) contains tabulated data that indicates average annual energy consumption in 1000 Btu’s per square foot per use of buildings within a specific 3 state region for total “major fuel” use (In question for us, is the “Middle Atlantic” region, combining New York, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey).  It also contains the same information on energy consumption in kWh per square foot for electricity. Read the rest of this entry »

Sources So Far . . .

Posted: September 4th, 2009 | Author:

The sources that do exist publicly—that are readily in the ether that shall be most helpful in developing an estimate are: Read the rest of this entry »

La Part Maudite on 14th St.: A Synopsis

Posted: September 2nd, 2009 | Author:

LPM14 (La Part Maudite on 14th) is evolving into a prototype web-app that will enable individuals to access a real-time quantification of a reasonable estimate of the energy consumed / wasted and trash produced by a given building, while in its presence. Read the rest of this entry »