Katie Weeks, Communications Director
Katie.Weeks@imt.org; 202-525-2883, x306
Washington, DC – April 2, 2018 – The Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) is proud to announce that it is a 2018 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year for its outstanding efforts in energy efficiency program delivery. IMT’s accomplishments will be recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. on April 20, 2018.
“IMT is dedicated to unlocking the full potential of energy-efficient buildings to help building owners, cities, tenants, and utilities save money, increase property value, create jobs, reduce harmful pollution, and create healthier spaces. For more than a decade, ENERGY STAR has been a great partner to IMT and the real estate companies and local governments with whom we work,” said Cliff Majersik, Executive Director of IMT. “ENERGY STAR is an invaluable resource for businesses, governments, and others to improve the performance of their buildings and make more informed decisions. ENERGY STAR is deservedly the most recognized and trusted brand in this space, and we are proud to promote the adoption of its tools. We are honored to be named a 2018 Partner of the Year.”
“The 2018 ENERGY STAR Partners of the Year have demonstrated real leadership, showing how American families and businesses can save energy, save money, and reduce air emissions,” said Bill Wehrum, EPA Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation.
In 2017, IMT’s work with ENERGY STAR included:
- Working with 20 cities through the City Energy Project to develop and implement building performance programs and policies that utilize ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager®.
- Launching the Landlord-Tenant Energy Partnership, partnering with 47 landlords and tenants by the end of 2017 to accelerate building energy performance in more than two million square feet of commercial building space using ENERGY STAR tools.
- Serving as a trusted partner to the Urban Sustainability Directors Network on matters related to energy efficiency in buildings.
- Conducting several regional in-person trainings for real estate brokers on the value of ENERGY STAR program and subsequently adapting the course into an online training that is has been consistently named a top Better Buildings Solutions Center resource.
- Cohosting webinars and trainings with EPA experts to advise city sustainability leaders.
In 2016 alone, ENERGY STAR certified products, homes, buildings, and plants helped Americans save over $30 billion in energy costs and approximately 400 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity and while achieving broad emissions reductions.
For a complete list of 2018 winners and more information about ENERGY STAR’s awards program, visit www.energystar.gov/awardwinners.
About the Institute for Market Transformation
The Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) is a national nonprofit organization focused on increasing energy efficiency in buildings to save money, drive economic growth and job creation, reduce harmful pollution, and tackle climate change. IMT ignites greater investment in energy-efficient buildings through hands-on expert guidance, technical and market research, policy and program development and deployment, and promotion of best practices and knowledge exchange. IMT’s efforts lead to important new policy outcomes, widespread changes in practice, and ultimately, lasting market shifts toward greater energy efficiency, with substantial benefits for the economy and the environment. For more information, visit imt.org and follow us on Twitter at @IMT_speaks.
About ENERGY STAR
ENERGY STAR® is the simple choice for energy efficiency. For over 25 years, EPA’s ENERGY STAR program has been America’s resource for saving energy and protecting the environment. Join the millions already making a difference at energystar.gov. More background information about ENERGY STAR can be found at energystar.gov/about and energystar.gov/numbers.
Thousands of industrial, commercial, utility, state, and local organizations—including more than 40 percent of the Fortune 500®—rely on their partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to deliver cost-saving energy efficiency solutions. Together, since 1992, ENERGY STAR and its partners have helped save American families and businesses over $450 billion and over 3.5 trillion kilowatt-hours of electricity while also achieving broad emissions reductions—all through voluntary action.