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Building Owners Get Help Staying Ahead of New Green Laws

Building Owners Get Help Staying Ahead of New Green Laws

More than 50 cities, regional governments and nations have enacted rating and disclosure measures to regulate the energy performance of commercial buildings in the past 15 years. In the U.S., five cities and two states have put similar laws on the books in the past five years. While the U.S. is relatively new to the process, the speed with which regulations are being developed and the federal push to make existing buildings more energy efficient make it likely that more local and regional governments will soon adopt building energy performance requirements. How can policymakers and property owners stay ahead of the curve? Two tools released Tuesday are designed to help government agencies at all levels navigate what Andrew Burr of the Institute for Market Transformation calls "the relative wilderness" of the energy performance policy landscape in the U.S. And, though aimed...

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