Policy Reports & Publications

Building Energy Transparency

CBRE Compliance Guide (2013)



Job Growth Profile (2012)

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Job Creation & Energy Savings Analysis (2012)

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Implementation Blueprint
 (2011)

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For more information, see:

www.imt.org/rating www.buildingrating.org

or contact:

Amanda Kolson Hurley Communications Manager (202) 525-2883, ext. 306

U.S. states and cities are breaking new ground with innovative policies to rate the energy performance of buildings and provide that information to consumers. Already enacted in some of the nation’s largest real estate markets, these policies will impact billions of square feet of floor space in offices, malls, apartment complexes, warehouses, government facilities and other buildings large and small nationwide. If implemented effectively, these new policies can have dramatic impacts on economic growth and energy savings. This collection of reports serves as a guide to policymakers on how to maximize the benefits of rating and disclosure programs.

 

       Energy Transparency in the Multifamily Housing Sector                        

Energy Transparency in the Multifamily Housing Sector |  December 2012

This report outilnes the importance and role of energy consumption and performance transparency in multifamily housing. The sector faces unique challenges but offers great potential for economic and environmental savings through increased access to energy use information.

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Energy Disclosure and the New Frontier for American Jobs  |  March 2012

This report outilnes the nature of job growth in cities and states implementing rating and disclsoure laws. It includes profiles of business leaders who are adding jobs and expanding their client rosters due to increased demand for building services.

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Analysis of Job Creation and Energy Cost Savings from Buliding Energy Rating & Disclosure Policy  |  March 2012

This report makes projections for job creation and energy savings resulting from a national rating and disclosure policy. It calculates that such a policy would create 59,000 jobs and save $18 billion in energy costs by 2020. The analysis is by the Institute for Market Transformation and the Political Economy Research Institute at U-Mass, Amherst.

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A Framework for Implementing U.S. Commercial Energy Rating & Disclosure Policy  |  July 2011

This report presents the most comprehensive review to date of commercial building energy rating and disclosure policies in the United States, creating the first blueprint policymakers can use to identify challenges and apply best practices piloted by leading jurisdictions in policy implementation. 

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