As the former U.S. Hub of the Global Buildings Performance Network, IMT keeps a close eye on global developments regarding high-performance buildings, both in terms of public policy and real estate practices. A collection of our international work can be found below.

The Latest

RE 188-13: Adding a Rating-Based Compliance Path to the IECC

Together, the Leading Builders of America–which represents 20 of the nation’s largest builders accounting for 40 percent of the new single-family homes market–the Institute for Market Transformation, the Britt/Makela Group and the Natural Resources Defense Council have proposed a change to the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) that would result in significant energy savings, … Continued

Achieving Scale With Energy Efficiency

If interest is high in building energy efficiency in the United States, why aren’t investments in efficiency growing? Experts from local and federal governments, the private sector, and non-government organizations explored that question at a June 2013 Roundtable Dialogue in Washington, D.C., convened by the Johnson Controls Institute for Building Efficiency (IBE) and the Institute … Continued

Economist Intelligence Unit, GBPN Identify Strategies for Scaling Up Efficiency

Energy Efficiency Efforts in U.S. Buildings Should Focus on Improvements in Regulation and Financing New Briefing Paper by the Economist Intelligence Unit and the Global Buildings Performance Network Identifies Key Strategies for Scaling Up Efficiency In the United States, buildings account for 41 percent of primary energy consumption, more than the transport or industrial sectors. … Continued

Achieving scale in the US: A view from the construction and real estate sectors

Achieving scale in the US: A view from the construction and real estate sectors is an Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) paper commissioned by the Global Buildings Performance Network. This paper focuses on how companies in the U.S. approach energy efficiency investments, the challenges and opportunities they face, and the role played by innovative financing in … Continued

Comparing Building Energy Performance Measurement

This paper proposes a classification framework for energy efficiency evaluation tools by comparing 17 building energy performance assessment systems from ten countries. These systems include Energieausweis in Germany; the Ministry of Housing and Urban and Rural Development (MOHURD) rating in China; Energy Performance Certificates and Display Energy Certificates in the UK; and the Home Energy … Continued