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Rising to the challenge - IMT 2019 annual report

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For nearly 25 years, IMT has partnered with government, business, and philanthropy to explore the frontier of action to improve the spaces where we live, work, and play. Our innovations have helped policymakers reduce carbon emissions and energy costs across billions of square feet of real estate in major U.S. cities; empowered real estate leaders to invest in energy efficiency by eliminating long-standing legal barriers in lease contracts; and produced a world in which millions of consumers and businesses have access to energy performance information on homes and buildings for the first time.

 

Buildings aren’t just walls and equipment. They’re where we live and work, celebrate and socialize, raise our families, and send our children to learn and grow. In 2019, IMT’s public policy and real estate experts saw a notable evolution in how local leaders think about buildings and the role our structures play in securing a livable future for all residents.

 

Last year, 74 U.S. jurisdictions declared climate emergencies, three jurisdictions ushered in a new era of building performance policy in the U.S. and fifty utilities across the U.S. had publicly stated carbon or emission-reduction goals, with 21 utilities having goals of carbon-free or net-zero emissions by 2050.

 

IMT’s 2019 Annual Report captures not only the organization’s successes and progress in 2019, but also recaps clear market signals that continue to drive action in buildings today.

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