Though many states have adopted or will soon adopt the latest model energy codes, many new homes and businesses fail to comply with mandatory efficiency requirements, consuming far more energy and money to operate than they should. This fact sheet includes information about the benefits of building energy codes and steps that policymakers can take … Continued
Building energy codes are one of the nation's most effective means of reducing energy costs and cutting pollution, but widespread noncompliance weakens these savings. An analysis by an IMT-led task force of experts reveals an annual spending need of $810 million for compliance initiatives at all levels of government, including training, outreach, implementation, and enforcement. … Continued
With climate protection and energy security issues at the forefront of global politics, improving the energy efficiency of existing buildings is emerging as a central goal for policymakers. In the United States, buildings account for nearly 40% of greenhouse gas emissions,1 about half of which are from existing commercial buildings… (Continue reading by downloading the … Continued
IMT, NRDC, and USGBC together submitted general and detailed comments and suggestions regarding the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources’ Building Energy Asset Labeling Program White Paper, "An MPG Rating for Commercial Buildings: Establishing a Building Energy Asset Labeling Program in Massachusetts." To view them, download the PDF.
Update, 7/2012: See a comprehensive list of training and certification programs for energy engineers, auditors, and managers; in commissioning and retro-commissioning; and for facility managers. See also a list of HVAC technician training and certification programs. IMT conducted a review of professional certification programs in the building industry. There is growing demand from local, state, … Continued