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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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.

How Energy Codes Affect You

This graphic shows how a space built to a more efficient energy code increases comfort and results in lower energy bills for your home and business.

Code Adoption Toolkit

The Code Adoption Toolkit provides information to support adoption of energy efficienct building codes.

Building Performance Standard Module: Housing Affordability

Building performance policies can play a big role in carbon reduction, but to be equitable, they must also address housing affordability.

Building Performance Standard Module: Resilience

Building performance policies can play a big role in carbon reduction, but these policies should also address equitable climate adaptation solutions.

Canadian Policies for Existing Buildings: Benchmarking, Transparency, and Beyond

This map highlights Canadian policies for existing buildings.