Energy Benchmarking Infographic

Originally published on CleanTechnica sister site Green Building Elements. The Institute for Market Transformation has created an infographic on why benchmarking the energy use of buildings is important. I’m a huge fan of benchmarking, in general, and I’m also obviously a big fan of saving energy, so I think this … [continued]

Washington DC Requires Commercial Buildings To Track Energy And Water Use

Washington DC just took another step toward its goal of becoming the greenest city in America, with a new requirement for all large commercial buildings to report energy and water use.

As of April 1, 2013 all privately owned buildings over 100,000 square feet must benchmark their 2012 energy and water use to the District’s Department of the Environment and then continue reporting on an ongoing annual basis…

Inaugural Report Released on Building Energy and Disclosure Policies in U.S.

a report released today by the Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) – “Rating & Disclosure” – represents the inaugural national review of building energy rating and disclosure policies in the United States. The publication provides specific information for evaluating a building’s relative energy efficiency and making this information available to companies that will either lease or purchase commercial properties.