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Low-energy Tall Buildings? Room for Improvement as Demonstrated by New York City Energy Benchmarking Data

  title={Low-energy Tall Buildings? Room for Improvement as Demonstrated by New York City Energy Benchmarking Data},
  author={Luke K.-P. Leung and Stephen D. Ray and Merrill Llp and South Michigan},
This paper proposes a framework for understanding the energy consumption differences between tall and low-rise buildings. Energy usage data from 706 office buildings in New York illustrates expected correlations from the framework. Notable correlations include: taller buildings tend to use more energy until a plateau at 30~39 floors; tall buildings in Manhattan use 20% more energy than low-rise buildings in Manhattan, while tall buildings outside Manhattan use 4% more energy than lowrise… 

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