When implementing a building performance standard (BPS), jurisdictions must prioritize community collaboration and ownership. A Community Accountability Board (CAB) works with policymakers and administrators to review a BPS’ impact on frontline and fenceline communities. These are communities that experience the most immediate and worst impacts of climate change and are most often communities of color, … Continued
Community-centered policymaking requires active engagement with residents long after a policy has been passed. A Community Accountability Board is a useful example for jurisdictions considering a building performance standard.
How can jurisdictions and communities use the new BPS Implementation Guide to promote equitable building policies? IMT’s James and Zack answer!
This roadmap graphic demonstrates how continuously engaging with community stakeholders can lead to transformative solutions for building performance policies.
A video introduction outlining the creative, impactful policy toolkits that drive cities, counties, and states to address complex societal challenges in building performance standards (BPS).
The White House and the federal agencies can lower residential energy costs by adopting the 2021 International Energy Conservation Code.
This graphic shows how a space built to a more efficient energy code increases comfort and results in lower energy bills for your home and business.
In Spring 2021, we began collaborating with Poder Latinx to explore how a BPS policy could be leveraged to address the priorities of the Latinx community in Orlando, Florida.
Alex Dews and Cliff Majersik offer their take on how the Inflation Reduction Act will affect climate change, equity, and environmental justice
Building performance policies can play a big role in carbon reduction, but these policies should also address equitable climate adaptation solutions.