From rate structures and customer engagement efforts to infrastructure investments and sourcing decisions, utilities play an important role in helping today’s buildings be more efficient. Additionally, energy efficiency provides a valuable role in meeting needs across communities by serving as a cost-effective alternate to expensive transmission and distribution upgrades as well as by improving local energy resilience. IMT connects customers—be they building owners or managers or city governments—with utilities in ways that foster more frequent and open dialogue and create partnerships that improve utility service delivery and increase efficiency investment for all involved. Our resources exploring these collaborations are below.

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IMT 2019 Annual Report: Rising to the Challenge

For nearly 25 years, IMT has partnered with government, business, and philanthropy to explore the frontier of action to improve the spaces where we live, work, and play. Our innovations have helped policymakers reduce carbon emissions and energy costs across billions of square feet of real estate in major U.S. cities; empowered real estate leaders … Continued

Women in Energy Efficiency: Kelly Crandall

In this Q&A, Kelly, now Uplight’s Director of Risk and Compliance, shared how her current role is creating more sustainable energy opportunities for people and businesses around the world.

Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions, One Utility at a Time

As IMT’s new Associate Director of Utility and Regulatory Strategy, Julia Eagles plays a key role in helping IMT engage more effectively with utilities at the local, state, and national level. In this staff profile, Julia shares her path to IMT and what she’s excited to accomplish this year.

Julia Eagles

As IMT’s Associate Director of Utility and Regulatory Strategy, Julia is responsible for developing and deploying local, state, and national level strategies to achieve broad-scale transformation.

How Cities and Utilities Can Form Partnership Agreements to Accelerate Climate Action

Partnerships are powerful. From multinational climate change efforts down to neighborhood recycling and composting initiatives, combining skills and capacity makes any undertaking more manageable. For cities looking to take meaningful climate action, partnering with their utilities is a smart strategy. Take the city of Denver, Colorado for example. Denver recently entered into a formal partnership with … Continued