Understanding Building Performance Standards
In the U.S., buildings are the largest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions, representing 35% of total energy-related emissions.
Leaders across the U.S. are exploring building performance standards (BPS) as a way to reduce excessive building energy use and carbon emissions. In our Guide to Understanding Building Performance Standards, we explore state and local building efficiency regulations and building performance standards to give you a more in-depth understanding of the policies that are likely to impact your portfolio going forward.
This guide discusses:
- A definition of ‘building performance standards’ and its purpose and benefits
- Comparisons of different BPS criteria and metrics
- Other long standing policy levers that cities may implement, such as mandatory benchmarking ordinances
- Strategies on how to decarbonize your buildings and address energy use and emissions
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