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Trump trial Manhattan courthouse is an energy sipper

May 31, 2024
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New York City data show that the Manhattan Criminal Court, known for a certain verdict that hit yesterday, is also known as an exemplary green building.

Zoom in: The courthouse has reduced its greenhouse gas intensity by nearly 70% between 2010 and 2022, ranking it among the top per New York City data.

State of play: The building is a relative energy sipper and has achieved major reductions in both consumption and air pollution.

By the numbers: The courthouse saw its "greenhouse gas intensity" — a metric used by the federal Energy Star program to assess a building's emissions impact — fall to 2.5 kilograms of CO2 equivalent per square foot.

  • That's down from a score of 8 in 2010.

Meanwhile, the courthouse's "energy use intensity" — or how much energy it consumed per square foot — fell by 40%.

  • Its intensity score of 134.2 outperforms most courthouses nationwide. The buildings posted a median energy intensity score of 211.4, which is 37% worse than the Manhattan courthouse, per Energy Star data.
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