From rate structures and customer engagement efforts to infrastructure investments and sourcing decisions, utilities play an important role in helping today’s buildings be more efficient. Additionally, energy efficiency provides a valuable role in meeting needs across communities by serving as a cost-effective alternate to expensive transmission and distribution upgrades as well as by improving local energy resilience. IMT connects customers—be they building owners or managers or city governments—with utilities in ways that foster more frequent and open dialogue and create partnerships that improve utility service delivery and increase efficiency investment for all involved. Our resources exploring these collaborations are below.

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IMT at a Turning Point

IMT’s new strategic plan represents an organizational turning point on the road to our BuildUp 2030 plan, and a more just low-carbon future.

IMT Board Leadership Transition

IMT bids farewell to two board members and commend those who will lead us through our BuildUp2030 decade of action, starting with a new strategic plan.

Model Utility Data Access Law

This model law is tailored to ensure that building owners can easily obtain the necessary data to identify potential areas for energy savings and finance and implement improvements. 

Unintended Consequences & Potential Solutions of Building Decarbonization (Part 1)

The urgent need to combat climate change has accelerated efforts to electrify and decarbonize buildings, heralding a promising shift towards sustainable energy sources. As society embraces this transformative journey, it is crucial to acknowledge the potential unintended consequences of such endeavors, particularly for frontline communities and Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC). Historically marginalized and … Continued

Redistributing Power to Communities in Oregon

Verde, Coalition of Communities of Color, and the Institute for Market Transformation pursue energy justice in Oregon, driving community wealth with utility investments.

2021-2022 Annual Report

IMT’s Annual Report captures not only the organization’s successes and progress from 2021-2022, but also recaps clear market signals that continue to drive action in buildings today.

Putting the People into the Plan

An equitable transition to clean power requires utilities to prioritize input from community stakeholders. Too often, frontline communities and advocates are dissuaded from participating in critical decisions by virtue of the opaque, technical process. With coordinated assistance and capacity-building support from local organizations, there are opportunities for stakeholders to intervene and demand private companies incorporate community feedback.