This course explains what commercial practitioners can do to take advantage of long- and short-term sustainability trends and best practices.
Class B and C Buildings
This document aims to enhance city personnel perspectives on how the real estate industry functions and foster more meaningful conversations with stakeholders.
The retail industry has endured years of bumps and bruises from store closures, shrinking capital, and operational budgets. Added pressures from investors, consumers, and watchdogs who call out bad actors on regulatory and environmental misdeeds are leading retail companies large and small to change the way they do business. Forward-thinking companies are navigating this turbulent … Continued
This fact sheet provides an overview of the ways in which city officials can make available tools and mechanisms for financing efficiency in private sector buildings.
Research from Carnegie Mellon University reveals some of the biggest roadblocks preventing class B and C building owners from investing in energy efficiency. Here’s a look at the top three challenges and what cities should consider as they aim to reduce building emissions, revitalize infrastructure, and help owners take action. Class B and C buildings … Continued
In 2019, the City of Cleveland became the first city government to be recognized as a Green Lease Leader.
Through the Small Business Energy Initiative, IMT collaborates with trusted local chambers of commerce and leading business organizations around the country to break down barriers and make it easier for small businesses to reap the benefits of energy efficiency and high-performing buildings.
Small businesses spend more than $60 billion a year to power, heat, and cool their buildings. By tackling energy efficiency, every small business landlord and tenant stands to maximize operations while improving the bottom line and creating healthier, more comfortable spaces for employees and customers. However, lack of time, expertise, and access to capital make … Continued
The Small Business Association of Michigan (SBAM) is using the power of partnerships with utilities to help its members across the state put energy efficiency to work. Here’s how the organization does it. U.S. small businesses spend more than $60 billion a year on utility costs for the spaces they rent or own. However, there … Continued
The Small Business Energy Initiative (SBEI) is led by the Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) and the Greater Cleveland Partnership/Council of Smaller Enterprises (GCP/COSE). With support from the U.S. Department of Energy, the Initiative is partnering with local chambers of commerce and similar small business organizations from five regions across the country to arm them with … Continued