This guide is a plug-and-play methodology designed for cities to evaluate the process of building practices through the lens of code compliance.
These documents present 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.
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.
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.
This guide outlines how to effectively establish and manage an energy efficiency challenge program in your jurisdiction.
This guide offers lessons learned for utilities on how to work effectively and proactively with local government customers to help those customers achieve their community energy goals.