Energy Audits for Buildings
Yesterday the Mayor announced that he had introduced legislation to audit the energy use of large buildings, and produce a rating system similar to the energy efficiency label on cars. Large buildings are some of the biggest users of energy. They also waste a tremendous amount due to inefficient design, structures, and maintenance. This proposal is based on similar success in other municipalities around the country. As part of these audits, building owners have to share the efficiency results with tenants and let them know what steps they are taking to make the buildings more efficient. All around, this is a good policy initiative.