How does the National BPS Coalition work? IMT’s Tara Brown and Rajiv Ravulapati have been on the ground with the Coalition members, and offered their insights.
IMT’s Annual Report captures not only the organization’s successes and progress from 2021-2022, but also recaps clear market signals that continue to drive action in buildings today.
Closing out the year with big climate progress! New federal building performance standards have been announced and California joined the National BPS Coalition.
When implementing a building performance standard (BPS), jurisdictions must prioritize community collaboration and ownership. A Community Accountability Board (CAB) works with policymakers and administrators to review a BPS’ impact on frontline and fenceline communities. These are communities that experience the most immediate and worst impacts of climate change and are most often communities of color, … Continued
This roadmap graphic demonstrates how continuously engaging with community stakeholders can lead to transformative solutions for building performance policies.
A video introduction outlining the creative, impactful policy toolkits that drive cities, counties, and states to address complex societal challenges in building performance standards (BPS).
In Spring 2021, we began collaborating with Poder Latinx to explore how a BPS policy could be leveraged to address the priorities of the Latinx community in Orlando, Florida.
An equitable transition to clean power requires utilities to prioritize input from community stakeholders. Too often, frontline communities and advocates are dissuaded from participating in critical decisions by virtue of the opaque, technical process. With coordinated assistance and capacity-building support from local organizations, there are opportunities for stakeholders to intervene and demand private companies incorporate community feedback.