The Spread of a Utility Program
Our data wizard, John Rutherford, is at it again! He's created another visualization for data.wegowise, which highlights data collected during the Low-Income Energy Affordability Network (LEAN) Benchmarking Inventory. Back in 2010, WegoWise partnered with LEAN to benchmark the energy usage for 75% of the affordable housing in Massachusetts. The benchmarks allowed LEAN to target the most inefficient buildings for upgrades, potentially saving 1800 GBTU of gas and electric energy per year if all buildings became as efficient as the top quartile. That is the energy equivalent of lighting up Fenway Park for 67 years!
This interactive visualization tracks growth in the number of apartments that participated in the program from 2010 to 2014. Select the Massachusetts County you live in to see how the number of apartments that underwent tracking and benchmarking changed over the years.