Reducing Carbon in NYC Buildings
The NYU Stern Center for Sustainable Business (CSB) launched this public data tool as part of its multi-year Invest NYC SDG initiative, in collaboration with the NYU Furman Center. This building map of NYC was created to support NYC’s Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) lending program, aimed at financing energy efficiency and clean energy projects for buildings subject to Local Law 97 and was configured in collaboration with the Mayor’s Office of Climate and Sustainability (MOCS) and the NYC Energy Efficiency Corporation (NYCEEC). We aim to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from NYC’s one million buildings, which account for 70 percent of the City’s GHG emissions and help NYC achieve an 80 percent reduction of carbon by 2050. We support NYC in achieving the goals of its sustainability plan One NYC: 2050 and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Building Map Filter Key (click to expand)
EUI - Energy Use Intensity = Total Building Energy Use per Year (measured in kBtu) / Total Gross Floor Area (measured in sqft)
Energy Star Score - A measure of the relative energy efficiency of a building, as compared to buildings of similar size, occupancy, and other parameters in the United States. [cite the legislation creating and requiring]
Energy Grade - A letter score assigned to a building based on its energy star score. [cite the legislation creating and requiring]
Low-Income Housing QCT - A building classified as low-income housing via Qualified Census Tracts must have 50 percent of households with incomes below 60 percent of the Area Median Gross Income (AMGI) or have a poverty rate of 25 percent or more.
Null - There is no information available from the data source.
Parent Property – The "parent" is the entire campus or complex. That is, the parent is the multi-building property for which you have also chosen to benchmark individual buildings separately. For example, a high school has 2 buildings: the main classroom building and a separate gymnasium. When you enter the high school you will designate it as a multi-building property with two buildings. If you choose to enter and track the classroom building and gymnasium individually, then your high school property is called the "parent property" while the classroom building and gymnasium are "children" properties.
Child Property – The "child" buildings are the individual buildings on a campus. In the example above, the two "child" buildings are the main school and the gymnasium.
Note: A Child building can have 2 parents. But a building cannot be both a parent and a child (no nesting of campuses).
Standalone – Free-standing building
Invest NYC SDG team:
Marianna Koval, Director, Invest NYC SDG, Center for Sustainable Business
Alejandro Cardona, Project Lead (2019-2021), Invest NYC SDG, Center for Sustainable Business
Xiangyue (Max) Wang, Project Lead (2021-present), Invest NYC SDG, Center for Sustainable Business
Miles Draycott, Steering Committee Member, Invest NYC SDG, Center for Sustainable Business
Gary Friedland, Scholar in Residence, NYU Stern
Special thanks to:
Maxwell Austensen, NYU Furman Center
Lara Croushore, Mayor’s Office of Climate and Sustainability
Peter Erwin, NYC Energy Efficiency Corporation
Elissa Knight, Mayor’s Office of Climate and Sustainability
Fred Lee, NYC Energy Efficiency Corporation
Susan Leeds, NYCEEC Founder and Member of the Board of Directors
Matt Murphy, NYU Furman Center
Matthew Visscher, NYC Department of Finance
Invaluable support by:
Vishal Baijal, NYU School of Professional Studies
Sujesh Sukumaran, American Express
Note: The information contained here is the work of NYU Stern Center for Sustainable Business and drawn from publicly available information. Some fields have been self-reported by property owners. The tool should not be relied on as specific legal or risk mitigation guidance. NYU, The Furman Center, the Mayor's Office of Climate and Sustainability and NYCEEC are not responsible for any errors or omissions.