The Latest

Benchmarking: Saving Energy and Money

Why benchmark your building? This infographic explains the benefits at a glance. You can also view it online, download it as a PDF to the right, or download it as a jpeg.

The SAVE Act Coalition Fact Sheet

The SAVE Act, introduced by Senators Isakson (R-Ga.) and Bennet (D-Co.) on June 6, 2013, is proposed legislation that would instruct federal loan agencies to assess a borrower’s expected energy costs when financing a house. Better information about a homeowner’s monthly expenses will, at no cost to taxpayers or the current deficit: Enable better mortgage … Continued

IMT 2013 Annual Report

Taking a look back at 2013—which was a banner year for IMT with significant developments in each of our program areas—IMT released its first Annual Report. The report highlights key achievements in 2013. We are encouraged that 10 billion square feet of space are now affected by building energy benchmarking policies nationwide—a number that is … Continued

IECC Additions, Alterations, Renovations, and Repairs Brochures

IMT provides several free brochures explaining how the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) applies to additions, alterations, renovations, and repairs to buildings. Both commercial and residential buildings are covered, as are special focus areas: Commercial Lighting, Residential HVAC, Residential Insulation & Air Leakage, and Commercial Roofing. We encourage builders and building officials to download and … Continued

Energy Efficient Residential Construction

What to expect under the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code Building Officials descended upon Atlantic City, New Jersey in October to attend the International Code Council’s (ICC) Public Comment Hearings and decide the final version of the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC). The IECC is updated every three years and serves as the national … Continued

DATA Benchmarking Fact Sheet

Leading utilities are helping building owners, property managers, businesses and governments benchmark the energy performance of their buildings. Utilities benefit by supporting benchmarking in many ways including: improving customer, helping drive peak demand reductions, enabling utility programs to achieve greater energy efficiency results per dollar,  and increasing the cost-effectiveness of portfolios. The National Association of … Continued

Green Building and Property Value

So, you are thinking about retrofitting an existing building or building a new one with green, high performance, and energy-efficient features. What is the best way for you to position your building from a valuation standpoint? Because these buildings are different, owners have had to change not only how they design, build, and market, but also how they approach financing and … Continued

Standard Bearers: The Excellence in Energy Code Compliance Award

The Standard Bearers Award distinguishes jurisdictions that are using cost-effective code compliance strategies that have achieved energy code compliance and energy reduction. IMT and GBPN congratulate the winners of the 2013 Awards. Read about them in the PDF and be sure to sign up for the IMT newsletter to stay informed on applications for the 2014 Award and more!

Benchmarking Case Study: One Franklin Square

This case study looks at the energy savings of One Franklin Square, a building in downtown Washington, DC, that resulted from energy benchmarking. The property management company, Hines, has made improvements since they started benchmarking, reducing utility consumption by 6 million kilowatt-hours per year. And those savings continue to grow. Over the last 18 years … Continued