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.

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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North American SEM Collaborative

Learn about strategic energy management initiatives across the country

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BPS Needs Assessment

This needs assessment provides the industry needs to establish and implement the BPS from the market perspective.

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ASHRAE Building Performance Standards: A Technical Resource Guide (Forthcoming)

To support policymakers and interested professionals in this process, ASHRAE convened a BPS Working Group under its Task Force on Building Decarbonization (TFBD) that is working to produce a Technical Resource Guide that guides jurisdictions through the target-setting process and outlines the available methodology options. The guide also provides additional background in metric selection.

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Commercial and Multifamily Building Energy Benchmarking, Transparency and Labeling in US Cities

This policy brief from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) features policy goals and benefits, steps for design and adoption, and case studies of local initiatives for commercial and multifamily buildings.

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ASHRAE Building Performance Standards OverviewPDF

This document developed by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Task Force for Building Decarbonization provides an overview of the BPS development process, including considerations such as performance target-setting, implementation and enforcement timelines, equitable policy application, and compliance support. ASHRAE also compiled a list of BPS Resources and PublicationsPDF that provide an overview of BPS policy elements, performance metrics, relation with new construction, and available compliance tools.

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