Associate Director of Utility and Regulatory Strategy, Julia Eagles, shares her path to IMT and her thoughts on the role of utilities in mitigating climate change.
Partnerships are powerful. From multinational climate change efforts down to neighborhood recycling and composting initiatives, combining skills and capacity makes any undertaking more manageable. For cities looking to take meaningful climate action, partnering with their utilities is a smart strategy. Take the city of Denver, Colorado for example. Denver recently entered into a formal partnership with … Continued
This year, Cleveland continued to build strong climate action momentum by becoming the first city to earn the Green Lease Leader designation. The city’s Chief of Sustainability Matt Gray recognized that green leases are an essential tool to include in Cleveland’s city-wide climate action plans and meet its ambitious greenhouse gas emissions reductions goals. “Cleveland … Continued
Jessica Miller, IMT Specialist for Public-Private Strategy and Engagement, shares why cross-sector collaboration is key to achieving national and local climate and building energy reduction goals. What do you value most about building energy efficiency and high-performance buildings? I first got into this field out of an interest in architectural history. I love cities and … Continued
In St. Louis, the Gateway to the West is part of a valuable city-utility partnership that is uncovering significant cost-savings for the community’s buildings.
This post is the third in a three-part series that helps local governments understand why working with utility regulators matters, what they can achieve, and how to set themselves up for success. Read part one here and part two here. In my last post, I talked about Montgomery County, Maryland, which engages at Maryland Public … Continued
District of Columbia Sustainable Energy Utility Under its 2012 Sustainable DC plan, the District of Columbia established targets that include reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 50 percent by 2032 and by at least 80 percent by 2050, including a citywide energy-use reduction target of 50 percent by 2032. In December of 2017, Mayor Muriel … Continued
NYC Retrofit Accelerator Cities adopting and implementing building performance benchmarking policies that require building owners to track and report their buildings’ energy and/or water use on a regular basis are collecting a trove of data that can be used to accelerate investments in energy upgrades in buildings. For energy efficiency program implementers, this data can … Continued
To fully unlock building energy savings potential through energy management information systems (EMIS), commercial real estate professionals need better education on what the technology is and how to use it effectively. Today’s EMIS market is saturated with products, leaving potential adopters in a state of confusion about which product would work best for them. This … Continued
Commercial buildings used nearly 20 percent of total energy in the United States—more than half of which is consumed by small and medium buildings under 100,000 square feet, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. For small businesses that rent space in commercial buildings, energy is a top cost, often ranking behind only labor and … Continued