Seth Federspiel • about 5 years ago
PROJECT PITCH: Apartment Building Energy Savings
How might we reduce energy use and cost for the 100 biggest apartment buildings in Cambridge?
No one likes being cold in the winter, and no one likes paying really high heating bills, either. Thanks to the Building Energy Use Disclosure Ordinance (https://www.cambridgema.gov/CDD/zoninganddevelopment/sustainablebldgs/buildingenergydisclosureordinance.aspx), Cambridge now has energy use data for the 100 largest apartment buildings in the City, which account for about half of the residential energy consumption. Can you use this (anonymized) data to help us communicate to the buildings about how they’re doing now and what they might do to reduce their energy consumption and bills? Apps to help residents monitor energy use, encourage action, and track results are all useful. And if Cambridge can reduce its city-wide energy use the most by the end of 2016, it could win the $5 million Georgetown University Energy Prize (www.cambridgeenergyalliance.org/winit)!
Cambridge resources: www.cambridgeenergyalliance.org
MassSave state resources:
Seth Federspiel, Cambridge Community Development Department, email@example.com
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