It's not surprising that a big city like New York would use a lot of energy each year, but the NYC Energy Consumption Map makes the statistics of just how much look absolutely stunning.
The map illustrates the amount of energy consumption, with red meaning the highest, yellow meaning lesser so and green representing open spaces like parks. A quick look at the map will reveal that Manhattan uses the most energy while the other boroughs like Queens and Brooklyn use a significantly lower amount. The website's About page reveals that buildings used for health and education purposes take up the majority of energy usage.
Even if you're not interested in the numbers and figures, the NYC Energy Consumption Map is amazing just to look at.
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