Dive into solutions like financial support, equitable community engagement, affordable housing protections, green workforce development, health impact assessments, and cultural sensitivity.
Giulianna Di Lauro
The urgent need to combat climate change has accelerated efforts to electrify and decarbonize buildings, heralding a promising shift towards sustainable energy sources. As society embraces this transformative journey, it is crucial to acknowledge the potential unintended consequences of such endeavors, particularly for frontline communities and Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC). Historically marginalized and … Continued
Learn about the objectives, tactics, and guidelines we’re following to implement the Community Engagement Framework.
Learn how we collaborate with communities to ensure equitable solutions to energy and climate challenges.
Learn about our process for addressing conflict between IMT, community partners, and other external partners.
When implementing a building performance standard (BPS), jurisdictions must prioritize community collaboration and ownership. A Community Accountability Board (CAB) works with policymakers and administrators to review a BPS’ impact on frontline and fenceline communities. These are communities that experience the most immediate and worst impacts of climate change and are most often communities of color, … Continued
Community-centered policymaking requires active engagement with residents long after a policy has been passed. A Community Accountability Board is a useful example for jurisdictions considering a building performance standard.
This roadmap graphic demonstrates how continuously engaging with community stakeholders can lead to transformative solutions for building performance policies.
In Spring 2021, we began collaborating with Poder Latinx to explore how a BPS policy could be leveraged to address the priorities of the Latinx community in Orlando, Florida.