Commercial buildings in real estate markets across the U.S. are an important puzzle piece in establishing high-performance building stock. Below is a collection of IMT resources that highlight energy efficiency opportunities in commercial buildings.

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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

Green Lease Language Examples

In traditional leases, neither the landlord nor the tenant are incentivized to invest in energy efficiency improvements that can lead to high-performance properties that benefit both entities. However, green leases, also known as energy-aligned leases, help to break down barriers. This document consolidates a variety of green lease language options for more efficiently designed and … Continued

Rising to the Challenge

To our partners, colleagues, and stakeholders: As we wrap up 2019, I’d like to pause for a moment to reflect on recent accomplishments and discuss how the Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) is approaching some big changes I see emerging in the decade ahead.  As many of you know, I was thrilled to step into … Continued