Building Energy Transparency: A Framework for Implementing US Commercial Energy Rating and Disclosure Policy
Friday, July 1, 2011
In November 2010, the Institute for Market Transformation convened senior policymakers from 10 U.S. states and cities, national building energy efficiency experts, and leaders from the real estate industry to discuss challenges and best practices in implementing commercial rating and disclosure policies. The Roundtable on Implementing Benchmarking and Disclosure Policy was the first event of its kind in the United States and a bellwether for the swift and continuing evolution of rating and disclosure policies throughout the nation.
This report draws from the Roundtable, both in structure and substance. In doing so, it presents the most comprehensive review to date of U.S. rating and disclosure policies, and creates the first framework policymakers can use to identify challenges and apply best practices piloted by leading jurisdictions in policy implementation.