IMT’s resources provide clear guidance and insights into the most vital building performance issues facing local governments and businesses across North America. Whether you are a building owner or tenant taking first steps to control energy use, or a Mayor or city sustainability director looking to take the next leap in harnessing the benefits of energy efficiency, IMT has technical and policy resources that can help you drive deeper investment in higher performance and greater savings in buildings. Browse our reports, guides, case studies, infographics, and more below or create a custom search to find the resources that best meet your needs.


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Code Adoption Toolkit: Part 2

This resource explains how to play a role in advocating for adoption of the strongest, most efficient energy codes.

What defines a building performance standard (BPS)?

Learn how BPS complements traditional building energy code approaches, but works quite differently. 

Analysis of Equipment Trade-offs in Residential Energy Codes

This report examines the homeowner energy cost impacts of reinstating equipment trade-offs, as proposed by the National Association of Homebuilders for the 2015 IECC.

Energy Efficiency and Housing Affordability White Paper

This white paper addresses two issues that opponents to improved energy codes typically raise.

ICF Compares Life-Cycle Cost Analysis: Mortgage Cash Flow and Simple Payback

This report provides a comparison overview of life-cycle cost, simple payback, and mortgage cash-flow in assessing energy code cost-effectiveness.

Cost Effectiveness of the Residential Provisions of the 2021 IECC

Following U.S. Department of Energy cost effectiveness certification of the 2021 International Energy Conservation Code...

Insulation Industry Opportunity Study

This report summarizes a study on the energy and emissions impacts and economic benefits of code-compliant insulation in the residential, commercial, and industrial building sectors.

2024 IECC Process

This resource provides an overview of the 2024 IECC development process.