Published as part of the City Energy Project, this document provides guidance for integrating equity into the development and implementation of benchmarking and transparency ordinances. Guided by the experiences and questions of local government staff and policy experts, the guide provides city examples, summarizes key concepts and issues related to the intersection of equity in building policies, and contains important steps, areas of opportunity, and guiding questions for practitioners to work through.

A summary blog post is available on the Natural Resource Defense Council’s website.

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