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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Priority Actions for America’s Buildings: Recommendations for the Biden-Harris Administration

Recommendations for the Biden-Harris Administration to make substantial progress toward decarbonizing buildings and ensuring a transition to an equitable, clean energy economy.

Comparison of U.S. Building Performance Standards

This matrix compares the requirements of building performance standards in U.S. cities and states.

Comparison of U.S. Building Audit, Tune-Ups, and Retrocommissioning Policies

This matrix compares the requirements of commercial building audit, tune-ups, and retrocommissioning (RCx) policies in U.S. cities and states.

A Lifecycle Approach to Building Performance Regulation

This document examines the missing link between energy codes and building performance standards. It offers cities clear actions for smart regulation.

Opportunities to Advance Demand Flexibility with Building Performance Standards

U.S. buildings can help us transition to renewable energy by becoming active participants in the grid rather than just passive consumers.

Building Energy Codes Emissions Calculator

This updated 2020 calculator is a tool for cities & states to estimate the energy and carbon savings of updating energy codes.

2020 Green Lease Leader Case Study: Leveraging Sustainability in Tenant-Controlled Healthcare Buildings

Physicians Realty Trust is leveraging green lease language to achieve its environmental goals and further integrate sustainability standards into its everyday business practices.

Understanding the Housing Affordability Risk Posed by Building Performance Policies

This paper hopes to help jurisdictions design policies and budget for programs to enable affordable housing to benefit from building performance standards.