Building Performance Standards
Resource Libarary

Explore our curated collection of Builiding Performance Standards Resources to help policy makers create meaningful standards and building owners effectively understand and implement them.
Interstate Renewable Energy Council

SUNY Energy Futures: Common Advanced Control Strategies

Four 15-20 minute, self-paced, online courses will introduce facility operators, energy managers, engineering and project management staff, and other facilities management staff to common advanced control strategies. Designed by IREC, The State University of New York (SUNY), and Slipstream. Content areas that will be covered include optimal scheduling, AHU supply air pressure and temperature resets, economizers, and demand-controlled ventilation.

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Sustainable Energy Action

A Checklist for Building Owners Considering Solar Energy

If you're the owner of a residential or commercial building, use this guide to help decide if solar energy is right for you.

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Commercial Building Incentives: Programs for new construction and upgrades in the Inflation Reduction Act and other recent federal laws

A report outlining programs and tax incentives funded by the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) and the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA)

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Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships

IRA Tax Credits – Commercial Buildings and Property

A one page factsheet highlighting the updates the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) will make to commercial building tax credits

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North American SEM Collaborative

Learn about strategic energy management initiatives across the country

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Data-Driven, Strategic Energy Management

U.S. Department of Energy webpage on strategic energy management and retro-commissioning of commercial buildings

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Urban Green Council

NYC Building Emissions Law Summary

This document provides a summary of NYC Local Law 97, which sets carbon caps for certain buildings starting in 2024. The document gives hightlight of the law, the impact it will have, and the timeline.

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How to Prepare for Building Performance Standards: An Interview with New Buildings Institute

The standards experts at NBI explain how building owners and developers can get ready for ambitious clean-energy ordinances happening in cities and states throughout the U.S.

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Toronto's Green Will Initiative: Driving climate action in private commercial buildings

The Green Will Initiative creates a coalition of commercial building owners, propoerty managers and other stakeholders who are committed to addressing greenhouse gas emissions in Toronto's buildings.

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The Next Step in Building Benchmarking Policies

Is your juristiction adopting a Performance Standard? Heres what to do.

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Providing Local Market Support for a Building Performance Standard

For cities exploring and implementing building performance standards, a high-performance building hub provides critical guidance, technical assistance, or access to available incentives to building owners, designers, contractors, and operators.

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