New Guide Tries to Make Building Performance Tracking Easier
Drawing on best practices from national, state, and local governments that require building rating and disclosure, the guide identifies key barriers to implementing a building rating policy—including tenant confidentiality, data reliability, and the inherent difficulty of comparing one mixed-use building with another. The guide also presents possible solutions for each obstacle along with case studies of cities and states that already have policies in place.
Although IMT argues that building rating policies are essential, the guide also points out that transparency does not in itself reduce energy use; a comprehensive policy would also require that building owners cut their consumption. For the complete guide, visit.
Published August 30, 2011