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Title: NYC Lot-Level Electric Consumption Map
Post by: Stephen Gornick on April 03, 2012, 07:08:39 AM
The New York City Building Energy Map provides an estimate of the building energy consumption (“delivered” energy as opposed to “primary” energy) throughout New York City.

This is not based on actual data taken from meter readings but instead shows estimates based on a number of factors.

http://i.imgur.com/xsQPp.png

 - http://modi.mech.columbia.edu/nycenergy
 - http://infosthetics.com/archives/2012/02/revealing_the_energy_consumption_of_each_building_in_new_york.html

I wouldn't be surprised though if phase II is for them to try to figure out why Joe Miner at 2136 Oak Street seems to be burning through three times the Kilowatt Hours (kWhs) that the map shows it should.


Title: Re: NYC Lot-Level Electric Consumption Map
Post by: benjamindees on April 03, 2012, 10:55:48 AM
Looks like the BoA building is estimated to use 6.5 megawatts of electricity.


Title: Re: NYC Lot-Level Electric Consumption Map
Post by: Stephen Gornick on April 03, 2012, 11:24:10 AM
Looks like the BoA building is estimated to use 6.5 megawatts of electricity.

Coincidentally, that one building would be just a little less than all Bitcoin mining combined.


Title: Re: NYC Lot-Level Electric Consumption Map
Post by: benjamindees on April 03, 2012, 09:38:01 PM
There's no such thing as coincidences ;)

For comparison, right now the Bitcoin network uses about the same amount of energy as the Bank of America Tower in New York.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bank_of_America_Tower_%28New_York_City%29
http://www.solaripedia.com/13/173/1728/bank_of_america_tower_cogeneration_diagram.html