Improving the efficiency of new and existing buildings is a crucial strategy for cities and states that are charting a path to decrease carbon emissions and meet ambitious climate goals. But what about the materials that are being used to construct and retrofit buildings? Fabricating the materials that comprise buildings—like concrete, steel, and windows—also releases … Continued
Build-outs and New Construction
The City Energy Project methodology is designed to assist medium to large cities in identifying residential and commercial energy code compliance issues and help identify the areas that each jurisdiction should focus on in order to improve their compliance rates. The methodology provides an informal energy code compliance rate that is not intended to be … Continued
The City Energy Project Code Compliance Assessment Methodology for Medium and Large Cities is designed to assist medium to large cities in identifying residential and commercial energy code compliance issues and help identify the areas that each jurisdiction should focus on in order to improve their compliance rates. The methodology provides an informal energy code … Continued
This annual report includes four case studies that further detail the organization’s accomplishments in 2016, including this document, which examines how IMT is working to integrate efficiency into day-to-day business and drive market demand for efficient buildings.
Geis Properties: Leaders in Sustainable Construction and Green Leasing The Cuyahoga County Administrative Headquarters building in Cleveland, Ohio demonstrates that properties with multiple stakeholders can be built and operated sustainably. The building itself is owned by the Port of Cleveland, is managed by Geis Properties, and was built by Geis Construction. Additionally, the building was … Continued
IMT, the Polyisocyanurate Insulation Manufacturers Association (PIMA), and the Center for Environmental Innovation in Roofing introduce the Roof and Wall Thermal Design Guide: Applying the Prescriptive Insulation Standards of the 2015 I-Codes. This non-proprietary I-Codes Design Guide provides building designers helpful information regarding the prescriptive thermal value tables in the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code … Continued
Many of today’s businesses have realized the value of promoting sustainable operational practices. They know that exercising good environmental stewardship also makes long-term economic sense. In fact, an Accenture survey of 1,000 CEOs found that 93 percent see sustainability as important to the future success of their businesses. The top reasons to go green were … Continued
Moving a business to a new location provides a clean slate to explore sustainable design solutions that offer a host of benefits. For a business leader, it’s important to align a company’s economic, environmental, and social goals—an energy-efficient office space can help achieve this. As businesses think about moving to new space, it’s important to … Continued
Preliminary results from the largest residential energy code field study ever conducted.
IMT and the Council of Smaller Enterprises (COSE) are currently working together in the City of Cleveland to help commercial buildings save money and energy by connecting landlords and tenants around energy efficiency—particularly when it comes to the lease. As part of this effort, IMT and COSE collaborated with Cleveland marketing studio Kiwi Creative to … Continued