September 10, 2018

It’s an exciting week to be in the climate action space, and IMT is thrilled to take part in the international conversation.

Recognizing the critical need for climate action, the 2018 Global Climate Action Summit is uniting international leaders and community members on deeper commitments and accelerated action. As states and regions, cities, businesses, and investors come together to focus on new, ambitious collaborations and critical action, IMT is proud to contribute to the conversation. This week, we’re on the ground at the summit in San Francisco, looking out for new technologies, fresh partnerships, and ambitious commitments as we explore how energy efficiency can transform these initiatives into action.

IMT’s Executive Director Cliff Majersik and Managing Director of Programs Julie Hughes are honored to be speaking at and attending affiliate events throughout the week—check out some of the highlights below:

Carbon Smart Building Day 
September 11

Cliff Majersik will speak on a panel exploring the growing business value of high-performance and net-zero buildings, part of an all-day conference focused on the business and environmental opportunities inherent in the built environment.
Panel: Net Zero Buildings are Better Buildings: Raising the Bar on Building Performance 

Learn more here. 

Local Chamber CEOs: Clean Energy, Resilience, Economic Development 
September 13

Local chamber of commerce CEOs share their stories about how they help local businesses, communities, and legislators connect the dots on economic development and clean energy—and how they are increasingly effective leaders on climate-resilient communities. Featuring members of IMT’s Small Business Energy Initiative.

Learn more here.

Truth Online: Providing an Evidence Base on Buildings Policies That Work to Decarbonize Cities
September 14

As part of Sustainable Building Codes Day, IMT and international partners led by the Global Buildings Performance Network will discuss how to support municipal policymakers as they pursue proven building energy policies in their communities. Together, we’re shaping a new global evidence base for building energy policies. 
Panel: Evidence in the Field: Using and Generating Knowledge 

Learn more here.


Additional events in San Francisco where you’ll find IMT include:

Cities4Climate: The Future is Us: Wednesday, September 12 – C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group

Supporting a Building Efficiency Movement in Support of Global Climate Action: Thursday, September 13 – World Resources Institute and the Alliance to Save Energy

Advancing City Climate Actions Targeting the Built Environment: Thursday, September 13 – U.S. Green Building Council and Arup


Not in San Francisco? Join the conversation from September 12-14 by virtually attending the summit. Stream it live on YouTubeFacebook and Twitter, and follow IMT folks on the ground at @IMT_speaks and @IMTCliff. Be sure to check out all of the events and planned announcements this week on the event website.


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