Each year, U.S. buildings use more energy than most countries, and Americans spend more than $400 billion to heat, cool, and power the places where they live and work. Improving the energy efficiency of buildings not only helps owners, occupants, cities, and utilities save money, it would also increase property value, create jobs, reduce harmful pollution, and create healthier spaces.

The Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) is a Washington, DC-based nonprofit with national reach that works to unlock this potential. For more than 20 years, we have identified the challenges preventing public and private markets from embracing energy efficiency and proposed solutions through research, programs, and policies that help drive deeper investment to build and sustain a better built environment.

How We Evoke Change

IMT envisions a world in which buildings are efficiently and positively transforming our physical, social, and economic well-being. Catalyzing widespread and sustained demand for high-performing buildings requires strategic intervention. Our work establishes global best practices, and focuses on solutions that can be replicated in localities of various sizes and geographies to deliver big efficiency gains. We help lay the foundation for more-informed business decisions. And we are judicious in our investments to maximize impact, always seeking to identify opportunities and building blocks for larger, future market transformation.

Transforming day-to-day business practices requires teamwork. We collaborate with building owners, tenants, governments, and other city and corporate stakeholders, along with other NGOs and strategic partners to drive collective transformation. We work with 50 of the largest 100 U.S. cities, collaborate with more than 25 Fortune 500 companies on building energy use, and create solutions that improve business processes for thousands of businesses.

We are laser focused on driving energy efficiency into standard business practice. We are always seeking new partners to help us bring innovation to market, achieve greater impact, and make lives better.

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