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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How Does the First Federal BPS Measure Up?

The new Federal BPS could greatly impact electrification of the nation’s building stock. Amy Boyce digs into the policy’s aims and where it can go further.

Partner Spotlight: Johnson Controls

Johnson Control’s Chief Sustainability Officer Katie McGinty chats with us about prioritizing climate in supply chain management and how local governments can help businesses.

Working with a Community Accountability Board to Co-Design Equitable Building Performance Standards

When implementing a building performance standard (BPS), jurisdictions must prioritize community collaboration and ownership. A Community Accountability Board (CAB) works with policymakers and administrators to review a BPS’ impact on frontline and fenceline communities. These are communities that experience the most immediate and worst impacts of climate change and are most often communities of color, … Continued

Community Accountability Board Infographic

Community-centered policymaking requires active engagement with residents long after a policy has been passed. A Community Accountability Board is a useful example for jurisdictions considering a building performance standard.