Making the business case for energy efficiency and high-performing buildings is a key part of IMT’s work. From breaking down the most common barriers between landlords and tenants to educating brokers on the value of high-performing buildings and green leasing, IMT tackles the real estate challenges that hinder the implementation of energy-efficiency programs into city and business sustainability strategies. Interested in accessing IMT tools and resources that explore transformative real estate practices and the results that can follow? Check out our finance and real estate blogs and resources below.

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Finding Opportunity in Disruption

Every major shock creates opportunity for growth: we learn how to be stronger and better. At IMT, we’re asking ourselves, what do we need buildings to do for people, RIGHT NOW, as well as in the long term? How do we strengthen the partnerships that will get us through this crisis and make us stronger?

Making the Business Case for High-Performance Buildings

Now more than ever, commercial real estate brokers have many reasons to pay attention to green building practices. From new technology and regulations, to corporate responsibility and sustainability programs driving demand for more efficient spaces and buildings that achieve designations such as LEED or ENERGY STAR, green is more than just a trend in commercial real … Continued

Providing Local Market Support for a Building Performance Standard

For cities exploring building performance standards, a high-performance building hub provides critical guidance, technical assistance, or access to available incentives to building owners, designers, contractors, and operators. This brief for policymakers explores why a city should consider offering a high-performance hub and outlines key steps in figuring out how to set one up. It is … Continued

Green Lease Language Examples

In traditional leases, neither the landlord nor the tenant are incentivized to invest in energy efficiency improvements that can lead to high-performance properties that benefit both entities. However, green leases, also known as energy-aligned leases, help to break down barriers. This document consolidates a variety of green lease language options for more efficiently designed and … Continued