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Title: Further Opportunities to Reduce the Energy Use and Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Buildings

Abstract

Buildings and energy systems are shaped within many different kinds of departments and agencies throughout local governments. This article argues that further opportunities exist to reduce the energy use of buildings and their associated greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through the existing powers and jurisdiction of local governments. We use the example of New York City, where buildings produced 73 percent of all GHG emissions in 2014. By analyzing a data set of almost four thousand large buildings, we identify new opportunities for planners and other professionals to reduce energy use and GHG emissions by focusing on different mechanisms and/or collaborations.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [4]
  1. Department of Urban Studies and Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA
  2. Department of Economics and Management, China Agricultural University, Beijing, China
  3. Haskayne School of Business, Faculty of Environmental Design, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada
  4. Department of City and Regional Planning, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Publication Date:
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1544445
Resource Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Journal of Planning Education and Research
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Journal of Planning Education and Research Journal Volume: 39 Journal Issue: 3; Journal ID: ISSN 0739-456X
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Country of Publication:
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Language:
English

Citation Formats

Hsu, David, Meng, Ting, Han, Albert, and Suh, Daniel. Further Opportunities to Reduce the Energy Use and Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Buildings. Country unknown/Code not available: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1177/0739456X17739674.
Hsu, David, Meng, Ting, Han, Albert, & Suh, Daniel. Further Opportunities to Reduce the Energy Use and Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Buildings. Country unknown/Code not available. doi:10.1177/0739456X17739674.
Hsu, David, Meng, Ting, Han, Albert, and Suh, Daniel. Tue . "Further Opportunities to Reduce the Energy Use and Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Buildings". Country unknown/Code not available. doi:10.1177/0739456X17739674.
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abstractNote = {Buildings and energy systems are shaped within many different kinds of departments and agencies throughout local governments. This article argues that further opportunities exist to reduce the energy use of buildings and their associated greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through the existing powers and jurisdiction of local governments. We use the example of New York City, where buildings produced 73 percent of all GHG emissions in 2014. By analyzing a data set of almost four thousand large buildings, we identify new opportunities for planners and other professionals to reduce energy use and GHG emissions by focusing on different mechanisms and/or collaborations.},
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