Alexandra Laney, Senior Communications manager, IMT
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Washington, DC – March 31, 2020 – The Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) is proud to announce that it is a 2021 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy for its outstanding efforts in energy efficiency program delivery.
“IMT is dedicated to making buildings sustain the world around them and the people inside them. 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 Lotte Schlegel, 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. We are proud to promote ENERGY STAR tools and are honored to be named a 2021 Partner of the Year.”
“ENERGY STAR award-winning partners are showing the world that delivering real climate solutions makes good business sense and promotes job growth,” said EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan. “Many of them have been doing it for years, inspiring all of us who are committed to tackling the climate crisis and leading the way to a clean energy economy.”
In 2020, IMT’s work in supporting ENERGY STAR to deliver energy efficiency programs included:
- Accelerating the development of building performance standards that leverage ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager to improve building efficiency and performance.
- Supporting commercial buildings in increasing ENERGY STAR scores, such as through the Washington, D.C.-based Building Innovation Hub.
- Increasing the number of buildings benchmarked through Portfolio Manager via new benchmarking legislation and technical support, such as work completed through the City Energy Project and the Bloomberg American Cities Climate Challenge.
- Increasing the number of buildings benchmarking through Portfolio Manager via private sector engagement, including through Green Lease Leaders recognition program and the Landlord-Tenant Energy Partnership.
For a complete list of 2021 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 decarbonize buildings by catalyzing widespread and sustained demand for high-performance buildings. IMT leverages its expertise in the intersection of real estate and public policy to make buildings more productive, affordable, valuable, and resilient. IMT ignites greater investment in high-performance 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 government-backed symbol for energy efficiency, providing simple, credible, and unbiased information that consumers and businesses rely on to make well-informed decisions. 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. Since 1992, ENERGY STAR and its partners helped American families and businesses avoid more than $450 billion in energy costs and achieve 4 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas reductions. More background information about ENERGY STAR can be found at energystar.gov/about and energystar.gov/numbers.