Class B and C buildings make up a large portion of buildings in the U.S., from doctor’s offices to grocery and retail stores in your community. Below is IMT’s collection of resources that demonstrate how you can work with Class B and C building owners and tenants to optimize your city’s energy performance.

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Overcoming the Six Biggest Hurdles to Better Energy and Sustainability Performance in Leased Retail Spaces

The retail industry has endured years of bumps and bruises from store closures, shrinking capital, and operational budgets. Added pressures from investors, consumers, and watchdogs who call out bad actors on regulatory and environmental misdeeds are leading retail companies large and small to change the way they do business. Forward-thinking companies are navigating this turbulent … Continued

How Can Cities Help Class B and C Building Owners Optimize Their Energy Performance?

Research from Carnegie Mellon University reveals some of the biggest roadblocks preventing class B and C building owners from investing in energy efficiency. Here’s a look at the top three challenges and what cities should consider as they aim to reduce building emissions, revitalize infrastructure, and help owners take action. Class B and C buildings … Continued

Meet the Small Business Energy Changemakers

Small businesses spend more than $60 billion a year to power, heat, and cool their buildings. By tackling energy efficiency, every small business landlord and tenant stands to maximize operations while improving the bottom line and creating healthier, more comfortable spaces for employees and customers. However, lack of time, expertise, and access to capital make … Continued

How SBAM Uses Energy Efficiency to Lift Up Michigan’s Small Businesses

The Small Business Association of Michigan (SBAM) is using the power of partnerships with utilities to help its members across the state put energy efficiency to work. Here’s how the organization does it. U.S. small businesses spend more than $60 billion a year on utility costs for the spaces they rent or own. However, there … Continued

Small Business Energy Changemakers: Matt Kazinka

The Small Business Energy Initiative (SBEI) is led by the Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) and the Greater Cleveland Partnership/Council of Smaller Enterprises (GCP/COSE). With support from the U.S. Department of Energy, the Initiative is partnering with local chambers of commerce and similar small business organizations from five regions across the country to arm them with … Continued