What You Need to Know About Building Performance Standards

Published by FacilitiesNet:  Building performance standards are the latest tool being used by state and local governments to reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions in existing buildings. We talked to two noted building performance standard experts, Kimberly Cheslak, director of codes for New Buildings Institute, and Ryan Freed, senior director of policy and regulatory strategy for the Institute for Market Transformation, about the importance of these new strategies for fighting climate change. Even if a building isn’t now subject to a building performance standard, that could very well change in the near future. So now is the time to get up to speed.

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