The U.S. Department of Energy has selected IMT and its partners for a $5 million grant to decarbonize buildings, fight climate change, and support a Just Transition. The funds from the Resilient and Efficient Codes Implementation—made possible through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law—will support a cohort of jurisdictions through a community-led process to design and implement building performance standards and supporting policies. The focus will be on equitably decarbonizing existing buildings. Our partners include:
- People’s Climate Innovation Center
- Building Electrification Institute
- Greenlink Analytics
- Emerald Cities
- New Buildings Institute
“We are excited that the federal government is investing in more efficient, resilient, and healthy buildings. These funds will enable us to advance an innovative model for community-led policymaking strategies that will create jobs, reduce costs, and enable jurisdictions to better understand and support the priorities of residents,” says Amy Boyce, Director of Technical Strategy and Federal Engagement.
“This award shows the federal government understands the importance of the work we are doing in Community Climate Shift to enable participatory policymaking. We have an amazing team of partners with both technical expertise and experience serving frontline communities. We look forward to collaborating on this important work,” says Jessica Miller, Senior Director of Policy Strategy and Engagement.
IMT’s Building Innovation Hub is part of another winning proposal led by the New Buildings Institute. The project will help develop, adopt, and implement the District of Columbia’s 2026 net-zero energy code, including engagement with community-based organizations and alignment with the District’s Building Energy Performance Standard.