As the former U.S. Hub of the Global Buildings Performance Network, IMT keeps a close eye on global developments regarding high-performance buildings, both in terms of public policy and real estate practices. A collection of our international work can be found below.

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People Behind the Policy: Vancouver’s BPS

Q&A with the City’s Green Buildings Team IMT’s Manager for Policy Design and Implementation, Benjamin Silverman, collaborated with Sr. Green Building Planners Gurmeet Ghera and Micah Lang from the City of Vancouver’s Green Buildings Team, Sustainability Group, on their policy development efforts. Gurmeet and Micah answered some of our questions about the new Annual Greenhouse … Continued

Vancouver Adopts First Building Performance Standard in Canada

New bylaw will be responsible for an estimated 20% carbon emissions reduction needed to meet City’s 2030 goals. On July 20, 2022 the Vancouver City Council adopted the 2022 Annual Greenhouse Gas and Energy Limits Bylaw. This bylaw will require larger commercial and multifamily buildings in Vancouver to submit a report annually on their energy … Continued

The Future of Sustainable Buildings

This year marks the 25th anniversary of IMT’s founding. We’re beginning 2021 with an interview of David Goldstein, our founding board chair, and Adam Hinge, our current board chair.

It Is Time to Act

Now is the time to act differently and at a pace at which we have not acted before.

Museums Embrace Resiliency

Whether they are historic landmarks or contemporary icons, museums often serve as engines of economic regeneration.