As a trusted, nonpartisan advisor for local, regional, state, and federal policymakers, IMT continuously facilitates collaboration between public and private sector stakeholders to drive demand for high-performance buildings that unleash a variety of environmental, economic, and social benefits for cities across the U.S. Interested in learning more IMT’s work with cities to drive market demand for efficiency and high-performance buildings? Check out our blogs and resources below.

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What are the Social Priority Briefs?

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).

People Behind the Policy: Vancouver’s BPS

Q&A with the City’s Green Buildings Team IMT’s Manager for Policy Design and Implementation, Benjamin Silverman, collaborated with Sr. Green Building Planners Gurmeet Ghera and Micah Lang from the City of Vancouver’s Green Buildings Team, Sustainability Group, on their policy development efforts. Gurmeet and Micah answered some of our questions about the new Annual Greenhouse … Continued

Vancouver Adopts First Building Performance Standard in Canada

New bylaw will be responsible for an estimated 20% carbon emissions reduction needed to meet City’s 2030 goals. On July 20, 2022 the Vancouver City Council adopted the 2022 Annual Greenhouse Gas and Energy Limits Bylaw. This bylaw will require larger commercial and multifamily buildings in Vancouver to submit a report annually on their energy … Continued

IMT Earns 2022 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year–Sustained Excellence Award

“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.