Alexandra Laney, Associate Director of Communications, IMT
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Washington, DC (May 5, 2022) – The Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) is proud to announce that it has received the 2022 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year–Sustained Excellence from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy. This is IMT’s fourth ENERGY STAR award since 2019.
“IMT is dedicated to creating buildings that sustain the world around them and the people inside them. We are proud to promote ENERGY STAR tools as they provide invaluable resources for businesses, governments, and others to improve the performance of their buildings and make more informed decisions,” said Lotte Schlegel, Executive Director of IMT. “It is an honor to be named a 2022 Partner of the Year–Sustained Excellence in recognition of our long partnership.”
“We know it’s going to take all of us working together to tackle the climate crisis, and the 2022 ENERGY STAR award-winning partners are demonstrating what it takes to build a more sustainable future,” said EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan. “These companies are showing once again that taking action in support of a clean energy economy can be good not only for the environment, but also for business and customers.”
Each year, the ENERGY STAR program honors a group of businesses and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to protecting the environment through superior energy achievements. ENERGY STAR award winners lead their industries in the production, sale, and adoption of energy-efficient products, homes, buildings, services, and strategies. These efforts are essential to fighting the climate crisis and protecting public health.
In 2022, 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 Bloomberg American Cities Climate Challenge.
- Green Lease Leaders recognition program and the Landlord-Tenant Energy Partnership.[AL1]
Winners are selected from a network of thousands of ENERGY STAR partners. For a complete list of 2022 winners and more information about ENERGY STAR’s awards program, visit energystar.gov/awardwinners.
The Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) is a national nonprofit organization focused on equitably decarbonizing buildings by catalyzing widespread and sustained demand for high-performance spaces and structures. IMT leverages its expertise in the intersection of real estate and public policy to make buildings more productive, affordable, valuable, and resilient. By deploying hands-on expert guidance, technical and market research, policy and program development and deployment, and promotion of best practices and knowledge exchange, the organization’s efforts lead to important new policy outcomes, widespread changes in practice, and lasting market demand for better buildings that produce substantial benefits for all people, 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 $500 billion in energy costs and achieve more than 4 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas reductions. More background information about ENERGY STAR’s impacts can be found at www.energystar.gov/impacts and state-level information can be found at www.energystar.gov/statefacts.