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.
This template toolkit provides the backbone documents for four key city-issued compliance communications.
City Energy Project: Annotated Model Ordinance Language for a Policy to Improve the Performance of Existing Buildings
This document presents sample language that can be used by jurisdictions interested in drafting a comprehensive existing building performance policy that encompasses provisions for benchmarking, as well as additional actions beyond benchmarking.
City Energy Project: Implementing Building Performance Policies: How Cities Can Apply Legislation for Maximum Effect
This guide helps cities launch and implement a benchmarking program that tracks building energy consumption and deploys the data to encourage building owners to improve building energy efficiency.
This guide describes what a benchmarking help center does and guides city government staff in developing a help center to meet their city’s needs and improve benchmarking compliance rates.
City Energy Project: Creating a High-Impact Performance Policy: A Decision Framework for Local Governments
This guide is designed to help city staff understand and work with stakeholders to craft a policy that will drive demand for energy-efficient buildings.
As proposed policies move through the approval process in a city, public testimony may be requested in favor or against legislation. This guide summarizes tips for delivering testimony as well as coordinating that of stakeholders.
This resource serves as an invite template for inviting stakeholders to participate in meetings and public forums. Cities can also use this template to get started on creating a customized invitation.
This guide focuses on the key steps that cities should take to engage their energy and water utilities around the development and implementation of a building performance policy.