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Building Energy Transparency
CBRE Compliance Guide (2013)
Job Growth Profile (2012)
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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 | 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.
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.
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.
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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A rating evaluates the energy efficiency of a home or building. Disclosure is the process of publicizing this efficiency score. Such energy performance transparency informs the market about energy costs and encourages investments in efficiency. Learn more about Rating & Disclosure
Rating and Disclosure policies exist in more than 50 cities, states, and countries worldwide. This includes every EU member state, China, Australia, and jurisdictions across the United States. Check the global policy map
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