Bringing the Right Stakeholders to the Table
At IMT, we believe that efficient buildings hold the key to achieving necessary, aggressive climate goals, creating robust local economies and jobs, saving significant sums of money, and improving the quality of life for people across the U.S.
To fully unlock this potential requires bringing key stakeholders together to create and implement solutions that achieve maximum impact at the rapid pace and wide scale needed by today’s challenges. IMT is a nationally recognized leader in assembling the right stakeholders at optimal times to make significant collective progress. We lead with deep subject matter expertise, resources, tested approaches, and hands-on implementation strategies to building efficiency, whether it be in performance policies and programs, codes, finances, or real estate strategies. Our collaborators bring to the table complementary expertise and innovative solutions, as well as access and insight to critical target markets.
What does this look like?
We lead stakeholders in developing and testing trusted methodologies that establish baselines while also creating plans to improve outcomes and measure progress. For example, making energy codes progressively smarter and stronger is one of the best ways to cut building energy use. Recognizing this, IMT works to develop tomorrow’s codes and promote best practices to improve compliance with today’s requirements. Our goal is to make it easier for the design and construction industry to comply with energy codes, for code officials to assess compliance rates, and to narrow the gap between the two. IMT is convening both parties, as well as local governments responsible for enforcing codes, manufacturers and service provides who face common challenges in code enforcement, and utilities who fund programs to increase compliance, to develop a low-cost methodology that guides code compliance assessment and an associated plan to improve compliance in a cost-effective way.
We unite those implementing new energy efficiency policies and programs with those affected by the efforts to lay the groundwork for success and create open lines of communication. For example, in 2015 the state of California passed Assembly Bill 802, a statewide energy benchmarking law designed to help building owners, tenants, and other stakeholders better understand their buildings’ energy consumption through standardized energy use metrics. A long-standing national expert in creating and implementing these policies, IMT deployed its expertise to map out a stakeholder engagement plan for the state. Knowing the importance of engaging the real estate sector early on, IMT created key connections with the right trade associations to reach a wide range of affected energy service companies, building owners, and property managers. Keeping this line of dialogue open both ways, IMT also brought the voices of affected real estate players back to the state to better inform outreach and implementation efforts.
We help parties overcome conflicting priorities and barriers in traditional business practices to achieve mutual benefits. For example, with competing priorities, little time, and inherent barriers in conventional real estate transactions, building owners and managers and the tenants that rent or own their spaces are rarely on the same page when it comes to investing in energy efficiency. Often, just knowing where to begin is a challenge. Overcoming the split incentives that often stymie landlords and tenants from reaching higher performance together, IMT’s experts work hand-in-hand with owners and tenants to strategically align incentives and reach the full potential of building and tenant space performance via high-performance leasing, smarter technology procurement and active energy management, and increased access to financing solutions.
How can IMT help you bring the right people to the table at the right time to maximize building performance in your building, company, or jurisdiction? Contact us today to find out how we can get started.