Adam Klasfeld @KlasfeldReports Reporter, @CourthouseNews: NYC+Int’l. RTs=What's it to ya? adam[at]adamklasfeld[dot]com PGP Fingerprint: F427 EE3B 6F05 E5D5 785B 775B 2C74 683C 219D 91DC May. 14, 2019 1 min read

Yesterday, Mayor de Blasio estimated Trump would owe $2.1M/year if his buildings didn't get greener by 2030.

Using #NYCOpenData on CO2 emissions for 2016, I started mapping Manhattan buildings that produced >5K metric tons that year. Work-in-progress.  https://public.tableau.com/views/NYCbuildingsbyCO2emissions5000metrictons2016/Sheet1?:embed=y&:display_count=yes&:origin=viz_share_link 

Note: I chose to filter for >5K metric tons because at least three Trump buildings fit that description in 2016.

Trump Towers: 5,780 MT CO2
Trump Building: 6,096
Trump International Hotel & Tower: 5,188

Data comes from here:  https://data.cityofnewyork.us/Environment/Energy-and-Water-Data-Disclosure-for-Local-Law-84-/8u86-bviy/data 

There may be a more effective way to map this, and actual data journalists might want to present other perspectives on the information. Advice welcome.

This chart, however, helps visualize where some of the biggest reported CO2-emitters stand in Manhattan (borough filter).

As the map should illustrate, Trump buildings emitted a lot of greenhouse gases in 2016, but other buildings produced much more, according to the data. I'm reaching out to some of the largest out there for comment. To be continued.


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