IMT’s resources provide clear guidance and insights into the most vital building performance issues facing local governments and businesses across North America. Whether you are a building owner or tenant taking first steps to control energy use, or a Mayor or city sustainability director looking to take the next leap in harnessing the benefits of energy efficiency, IMT has technical and policy resources that can help you drive deeper investment in higher performance and greater savings in buildings. Browse our reports, guides, case studies, infographics, and more below or create a custom search to find the resources that best meet your needs.


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Working with a Community Accountability Board to Co-Design Equitable Building Performance Standards

When implementing a building performance standard (BPS), jurisdictions must prioritize community collaboration and...

Community Accountability Board Infographic

Community-centered policymaking requires active engagement with residents long after a policy has been passed. A Community Accountability Board is a useful example for jurisdictions considering a building performance standard.

Roadmap for Creating Equitable and Effective Building Performance Standards

This roadmap graphic demonstrates how continuously engaging with community stakeholders can lead to transformative solutions for building performance policies.

Short Building Performance Standard Model Law

This resource establishes goals and an equitable process for crafting building performance standard rules to support energy-efficient, affordable, healthy buildings.

Building Performance Standard Implementation Guide

This guide outlines recommendations for developing and implementing an equitable building performance standard policy.

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).

The Intersection of Energy Codes and Building Performance Standards: Summer Study

This paper explores how new construction energy codes in several sample jurisdictions compare to existing or proposed building performance standard thresholds.

Leveling Up Building Performance Regulations: ACEEE Summer Study Paper

Building Performance Standards are a powerful tool to improve energy efficiency and building performance, and they can advance community-centered, inclusive, equitable policymaking.