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Map: Building Performance Standards

This map summarizes at a glance which U.S. jurisdictions have passed building performance standards for commercial buildings that require performance improvements in a wide range of buildings over time. It is part of a larger suite of BPS-focused resources, all of which are available at This map will be kept current as jurisdictions pass … Continued

Building a Successful Green Lease Infographic

According to a 2015 study by IMT, green, also known as “energy-aligned” or “high-performance” leasing can save the U.S. office market $3.3 billion annually and reduce a commercial building’s utility bills up to 22 percent. Knowing the potential savings and benefits that  green leasing delivers, IMT and the DC Sustainable Energy Utility (DCSEU) worked together … Continued

7 Easy Steps to an Energy-Efficient Apartment

7 Easy Steps to an Energy-Efficient Apartment is your guide to simple, energy-saving solutions in your space. IMT created this resource in partnership with the District of Columbia Sustainable Energy Utility (DCSEU).

Added Value of ENERGY STAR-Labeled Commercial Buildings in the U.S. Market

Download the PDF to view the full sized image of the added value of ENERGY STAR-labeled commercial buildings in the U.S. market. Dozens of statistical studies have proven that commercial tenants, investors, and consumers are willing to pay a premium to lease or buy energy-efficient properties. Even controlling for other factors (like location and size), research … Continued

IMT 2015 Annual Report: Printable Version

For more than 20 years, IMT has worked toward a future in which all buildings are highly efficient, and our progress toward this goal is captured in our 2015 Annual Report.

Energy-Efficient Lighting: A Bright Investment

Designed to help home builders promote their investment in energy-efficient lighting, this resource from IMT highlights the benefits offered to homeowners from market offerings. It is designed to be used as part of a home builder’s collateral set in marketing new homes to potential buyers. Developed as part of the organization’s work on code development, … Continued

Lender Insights Infographic

IMT’s new report, “Energy Efficiency Finance for Commercial Buildings: Insights from Lenders” illuminates that some hard work lies ahead to improve commercial buildings through the investment of energy efficiency. To gain better insight on what’s needed, IMT interviewed 30 commercial lenders across the U.S. to hear their take on the market for building energy efficiency … Continued