NYC Energy & Water Performance Map

Developed by the New York University’s Marron Institute of Urban Management and the NYU Urban Intelligence Lab in partnership with the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability, Associate Professor Constantine Kontokosta announced today the launch of the NYC Energy & Water Performance Map.

Covering six years of data, the NYC Energy & Water Performance Map provides an interactive data analysis and query platform to better understand the energy and water efficiency of more than 20,000 of the largest buildings across New York’s five boroughs.

NYC’s Greener Greater Buildings Plan included one of the first benchmarking ordinances passed in the US: Local Law 84 of 2009. Local Law 84 has since become a model for cities grappling with the challenge of reducing greenhouse gas emissions in buildings. This law requires private buildings over 50,000 ft2 (25,000 ft2 since 2017) and public sector buildings over 10,000 ft2 to report their energy and water consumption each year for public disclosure. The NYC Energy & Water Performance Map allows users to analyze annual energy and water consumption data and greenhouse gas emissions for all buildings covered by Local Law 84 since 2011 calendar year.

With better analytical tools, the City aims to help property owners, buyers, and tenants to factor energy, water, and greenhouse gas emissions into their real estate decision making and generate data-driven policies to drive climate action.

Learn more about NYC’s Local Law 84 energy and water benchmarking program here.

This visualization tool was created by the NYU Urban Intelligence Lab research team members and graduates of NYU CUSP: Bartosz Bonczak, Cyrus Blankinship, Unisse Chua and Ian Stuart, led by Dr. Constantine E. Kontokosta, Associate Professor of Urban Science and Planning and Director of the Civic Analytics Program at the NYU Marron Institute of Urban Management.