St. Louis to Benchmark Energy Use in Commercial Buildings

The St. Louis’ Board of Aldermen unanimously approved a bill (Board Bill No. 205) on February 1 that establishes an energy monitoring, or “benchmarking,” requirement for certain commercial properties.

IMT: Apartments Can Save $3.4B Annually

IMT: Apartments Can Save $3.4B Annually

The Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) says that energy efficiency efforts in multifamily buildings potentially can save almost $3.4 billion annually. The report is entitled “Catalyzing Efficiency: Unlocking Energy Information and Value in Apartment Buildings.” The press release says that almost 38 million people live … Read more…

2015 Green Lease Leaders include Landlords, Tenants, Brokers

2015 Green Lease Leaders include Landlords, Tenants, Brokers

The Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) and the US Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Alliance announced the 2015 Green Lease Leaders. The recognition program distinguishes property owners, tenants and brokers who are effectively using the lease as a vehicle to drive energy and water savings … Read more…

Clauses to Consider in Green Leases

Clauses to Consider in Green Leases

Green or energy-aligned leases have the potential to cut energy consumption by up to 22 percent in leased buildings, according to a new study released by the Institute for Market Transformation. Green leases address the split incentive problem by linking financial incentives in a traditional … Read more…

DOE Invests $6M to Increase Energy Efficiency in Commercial Buildings

DOE Invests $6M to Increase Energy Efficiency in Commercial Buildings

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has announced nearly $6 million in funding to accelerate energy efficiency in offices, shops, schools and other buildings. The following eight competitively selected projects will demonstrate one or more approaches for improving commercial building energy use by up to … Read more…

Green Lease Leaders Program Accepting Applications

Green Lease Leaders Program Accepting Applications

The Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) and the US Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Alliance kicked off the 2015 Green Lease Leaders Recognition Program. Commercial brokers and landlords across the globe who are introducing energy efficiency practices into their leases are encouraged to apply. Recipients will … Read more…

Energy Efficient Buildings Could Save Chicago $77M

Energy Efficient Buildings Could Save Chicago $77M

The City of Chicago released the first set of aggregate building energy-use data collected under its Building Energy Use Benchmarking Ordinance, which required commercial and municipal buildings in Chicago over 250,000 square feet in size to measure, verify and report their energy use to the city by … Read more…

Saving Energy Via Tenant Leases in Cleveland

Saving Energy Via Tenant Leases in Cleveland

The non-profit Institute for Market Transformation (IMT), in partnership with the chamber of commerce group Council of Smaller Enterprises (COSE), is launching a project in Cleveland to help commercial buildings save money and energy by connecting landlords and tenants around energy efficiency, particularly when it … Read more…

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