Enterprise Community Partners and Natural Resources Defense Council Join DATA Alliance
The Data Access and Transparency Alliance
(DATA), a national partnership of real estate and green building organizations that seeks to provide building operators with whole-building energy consumption data in order to advance energy efficiency in buildings, announces the addition of Enterprise Community Partners
and the Natural Resources Defense Council
(NRDC) as alliance members.
Their involvement will help DATA promote the role of data accessibility in driving energy efficiency gains in the built environment. The owners and operators of many commercial and multifamily buildings cannot access energy consumption data for tenant spaces within their buildings without approval from each tenant, presenting significant challenges to measuring whole-building energy consumption and implementing energy efficiency measures.
DATA was formed in 2011 by IMT, the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International, the Real Estate Roundtable, and the U.S. Green Building Council. It educates the utility sector about data accessibility issues and promotes regulatory and programmatic solutions.
For more information, please view the full announcement on DATA’s website, http://bit.ly/HOk5Os
IMT Releases Two Reports on Building Energy Transparency & Job Creation
IMT recently published two reports on the job creation potential of building energy rating and disclosure policies. These policies, already in effect in five major U.S. cities and two states, require building owners to measure and disclose the energy performance of their properties. This gives owners and consumers better information on energy efficiency, unlocking market demand for more efficient buildings.
Businesses that help building owners benchmark and improve their buildings are already experiencing considerable job growth, IMT has found. Many such businesses are profiled in our report Energy Disclosure and the New Frontier for American Jobs
According to an economic analysis that IMT conducted with the Political Economy Research Institute (PERI), a national building energy rating and disclosure policy would create more than 23,000 net new jobs in 2015 and more than 59,000 jobs in 2020.
We encourage you to view the reports online here
IMT Releases IECC Compliance Brochures and Code Compliance Case Studies
IMT code experts recently created five brochures explaining how the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) applies to additions, alterations, renovations, and repairs to buildings. The brochures explain IECC compliance requirements and provide project checklists for both commercial and residential buildings. Brochures include; commercial buildings, commercial lighting, residential buildings, residential HVAC, and residential insulation & air leakage.
We encourage builders and building officials to download
and share them. If you would like a customized brochure with the logo and contact information for your jurisdiction, please contact:
Additionally, five case studies have now been published in our series investigating effective code compliance strategies. Of the two latest installments, one takes an in-depth look at residential performance testing in Georgia, while the other investigates how streamlining regulatory processes can improve compliance with building energy codes. Please visit http://www.imt.org/codecompliance.html
to access the case studies for free.