Taking action against climate change requires policies and business strategies that ensure carbon emissions reductions in our buildings and communities. Below is a collection of resources that provide information on how cities and the real estate community can drive decarbonization.

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Partner Spotlight: Corporate Sustainability Services

IMT partners with organizations of all shapes and sizes in its quest to transform the places where we collectively live, work, and play into restorative, healthy, resilient, and sustainable spaces. Our goal is to collectively drive greater demand for better buildings and to co-create and deploy the solutions that fulfill that demand. Corporate Sustainability Strategies … Continued

People Behind the Policy: Vancouver’s BPS

Q&A with the City’s Green Buildings Team IMT’s Manager for Policy Design and Implementation, Benjamin Silverman, collaborated with Sr. Green Building Planners Gurmeet Ghera and Micah Lang from the City of Vancouver’s Green Buildings Team, Sustainability Group, on their policy development efforts. Gurmeet and Micah answered some of our questions about the new Annual Greenhouse … Continued

Vancouver Adopts First Building Performance Standard in Canada

New bylaw will be responsible for an estimated 20% carbon emissions reduction needed to meet City’s 2030 goals. On July 20, 2022 the Vancouver City Council adopted the 2022 Annual Greenhouse Gas and Energy Limits Bylaw. This bylaw will require larger commercial and multifamily buildings in Vancouver to submit a report annually on their energy … Continued

Putting the People into the Plan

An equitable transition to clean power requires utilities to prioritize input from community stakeholders. Too often, frontline communities and advocates are dissuaded from participating in critical decisions by virtue of the opaque, technical process. With coordinated assistance and capacity-building support from local organizations, there are opportunities for stakeholders to intervene and demand private companies incorporate community feedback.