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2/12/14

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10 American Cities Tackle Energy Efficiency

A view of the Manhattan skyline. Photo © David Sundberg

Source: Architectural Record

Luke Leung, director of sustainable engineering services for Chicago-based Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, says that taller buildings are reporting more energy per square foot. Leung says engineering factors such as longer and faster elevator runs are probably at work, but he says differences in occupation may also play a role. Leung says outsized energy use is most pronounced for Manhattan’s tall buildings, where pricey floor space likely drives more dense occupation. 

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