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Valuing Energy Efficiency in Laboratory Spaces

Valuing Energy Efficiency, a new package of case studies from the Institute for Market Transformation (IMT), examines the financial outlay and impact of energy efficient retrofits on a range of building types across the U.S., to show that building owners don’t need a billion dollar budget nor a large floorplate to reap all the benefits … Continued

Greening the MLS

Produced by the first public-private partnership on real estate and high-performance homes, a new report published by the Institute for Market Transformation, Elevate Energy, and Metropolitan Regional Information Systems (MRIS) examines the market supply and demand for high-performance homes in Washington, D.C. Funded by the District Department of the Environment. Key Findings: Market Supply and Demand Homes that … Continued

Designing A Mortgage Process for Energy Efficiency

As the U.S. housing stock ages and energy prices climb, more robust strategies and financing mechanisms are needed to drive energy efficiency renovations in existing homes, particularly among low- and middle-income households. To date, residential retrofit strategies have broadly targeted homeowners, with less emphasis placed on leveraging the home purchase process to trigger renovations early … Continued