Power Consumption, Map Design, and Meaningful Amenities
This great map project by the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Columbia University shows NYC’s complete power usage, broken down to an estimate for your own apartment building.
We have a long list of amenities on the RentHackr roadmap that we want to enable people to search and filter by. Building amenities are on the top of our list, things like a doorman, elevator, and roof access. It’s a tough design challenge to add amenities info into a map in an intuitive way. Kudos to the team at Columbia for pulling off this rich map in a way that everyone instantly understands.
I’m not so sure that energy consumption will be a determining factor for renters in choosing an apartment, but I can see it being useful in lots of other ways.
What are the amenities that mean the most to you in selecting your apartment to move into? Tell us and we’ll add them to our list for RentHackr.