Building performance standards are the most powerful tools that cities have in reducing emissions in buildings. Below is a collection of IMT resources highlighting the benefits and high-impacts of building performance standards in cities across the country.

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IMT 2019 Annual Report: Rising to the Challenge

For nearly 25 years, IMT has partnered with government, business, and philanthropy to explore the frontier of action to improve the spaces where we live, work, and play. Our innovations have helped policymakers reduce carbon emissions and energy costs across billions of square feet of real estate in major U.S. cities; empowered real estate leaders … Continued

Providing Local Market Support for a Building Performance Standard

For cities exploring building performance standards, a high-performance building hub provides critical guidance, technical assistance, or access to available incentives to building owners, designers, contractors, and operators. This brief for policymakers explores why a city should consider offering a high-performance hub and outlines key steps in figuring out how to set one up. It is … Continued