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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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

Should I Stay or Should I Go: The Embodied Carbon of Buildings

Improving the efficiency of new and existing buildings is a crucial strategy for cities and states that are charting a path to decrease carbon emissions and meet ambitious climate goals. But what about the materials that are being used to construct and retrofit buildings? Fabricating the materials that comprise buildings—like concrete, steel, and windows—also releases … Continued

IMT 2014 Annual Report

For almost 20 years, IMT has sought out and promoted best practices to advance energy efficiency in buildings. We continue to work toward a future in which all buildings are highly efficient, and our progress toward this goal in 2014 is capture in IMT's 2014 Annual Report. This annual report provides examples of market transformation … Continued