IMT excels at working with policymakers and their communities to build the business, financial, and technical infrastructure that helps building owners and occupants and communities take action to improve their buildings.
Spotlight: City Energy Project
From 2013 to 2021, IMT co-lead the City Energy Project, a first-of-its-kind project with the Natural Resource Defense Council that provided technical assistance and human resources to create and deploy building-focused climate policy in more than 20 U.S. cities. This $20-million initiative resulted in thousands of square feet of real estate regularly tracking, sharing, and working to reduce their energy use and associated carbon emissions.
Key strategies of the City Energy Project were to:
- Provide information about building energy use that will help owners and managers cut waste.
- Align financial incentives for energy efficiency.
- Ensure that building systems function optimally.
- Encourage leadership from universities, hospitals, and other major stakeholders.
The lessons learned and best-in-class practices are now distilled for others to use in the City Energy Project Resource Library.