In addition to making multifamily building energy data more transparent, cities are adopting benchmarking policies and programs to meet goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. To reach these goals, cities are implementing these initiatives to increase awareness of energy waste and generate increased investments in energy efficiency. These investments ultimately make cities more desirable for residents and businesses by improving quality of life, increasing property values, and adding new jobs. The US Department of Energy reports that every $1 million of energy savings yields 6.11 direct jobs, 0.95 indirect jobs, and 2.82 induced jobs.
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