The UCLA Energy Atlas is the largest set of disaggregated energy data in the nation. This first of its kind interactive website can be used to inform energy planning and research throughout much of California as the State works to achieve ambitious energy goals and as local regions work to create energy sustainability. All data are downloadable and compliant with utility data privacy mandates. The websites are powered by a geospatial relational database that connects address level energy consumption to building characteristics and census information.
Buildings are responsible for 25% of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in California. The UCLA Energy Atlas provides the needed building energy use data to develop effective and targeted programs to reduce building energy use. Stakeholders and researchers are able to analyze energy consumption by sociodemographic characteristics, climate, building attributes, building use and other variables. The Atlas provides important public interest energy data and analysis to assist the state in meeting its energy goals. It improves transparency of building energy consumption in the most populous county in the United States.
In 2019, the Atlas was expanded to include most of Southern California and in 2020, in collaboration with Bay Area Regional Energy Network (BayREN), the Atlas added the nine counties that make up the San Francisco Bay Area.
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Structural, geographic, and social factors in urban building energy use: Analysis of aggregated account-level consumption data in a megacity
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