Sharing Transparency for a More Efficient Future

U.S. Policy Roundtable

Building Energy Disclosure Policy Roundtable

Washington, D.C.  |  Feb. 29, 2012


IMT Commercial Benchmarking Policy Roundtable

In February 2012, IMT convened federal officials and senior policymakers from more than 15 cities and states at the Building Energy Disclosure Policy Roundtable. The day-long forum examined the successes and challenges of energy disclosure policy and explored other energy efficiency policies and programs that leverage energy disclosure.

The event was sponsored by IMT, the San Francisco Department of the Environment and the Urban Land Institute (ULI), and supported by the Urban Sustainability Directors Network. It was convened in collaboration with a ULI Policy & Practice Forum held on March 1.

The Roundtable included presentations from the cities of New York, Austin, San Francisco and Seattle about their energy disclosure programs. Special presentations were given by the Massachusetts Dept. of Energy Resources on its building energy asset rating pilot program, and by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ENERGY STAR division, the U.S. Dept. of Energy and the White House Council on Environmental Quality. Topics at the Roundtable ranged from the role of data sharing and analysis to policy adoption and market penetration.

See the full agenda here.

The Roundtable builds off of a similar, highly successful event convened by IMT in Nov. 2010 called the Policy Roundtable on Implementing Benchmarking and Disclosure Policy. That event was the first of its kind in the United States and served as a bellwether for the swift and continuing evolution of rating and disclosure policies throughout the nation.

Participants in the Policy Roundtable included:

  • City of Austin
  • City of Berkeley
  • City of Boston
  • City of Boulder
  • City of Cambridge
  • City of Cleveland
  • City of Eugene
  • City of Minneapolis
  • City of New York
  • City of Philadelphia
  • City of Portland
  • City of San Francisco
  • City of San Jose
  • City of Seattle
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • District of Columbia
  • Montgomery County, MD
  • Alameda County, CA
  • U.S. Dept. of Energy
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • White House Council on Environmental Quality
  • IDA Science and Technology Policy Institute
  • U.S. Green Building Council
  • Greater Philadelphia Innovation Cluster (GPIC) for Energy-Efficient Buildings
  • Philadelphia City Council
  • Civic Consulting Alliance
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • ICF
  • Sustainable Energy Partnerships