March 17, 2021, 11am-noon
Are you a state or local decision maker interested in exploring policies to reduce the energy and carbon footprints of your existing buildings? Join this webinar to learn about EPA’s new Benchmarking & Building Performance Standards Policy Toolkit. This Toolkit aims to inform and support state and local governments who are exploring adopting policies focused on reducing energy use and greenhouse gas emissions from existing commercial and multifamily buildings in their communities. The Toolkit offers an overview of building energy benchmarking and transparency; an overview of building performance standards; opportunities for cross-jurisdictional coordination including between state and local governments; and strategies for ensuring solutions are in place that provide access to utility data. EPA experts will walk through the Toolkit, provide an overview of key considerations for policy design, and describe opportunities for EPA technical assistance and further resources, including information on using EPA’S ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager® tool as a backbone of program implementation.
- Carolyn Snyder, Division Director, Climate Protection Partnerships Division
- Cassandra Kubes, State and Local Energy and Environment Program
- Caterina Hatcher, ENERGY STAR State & Local Government and Higher Education Team
- Brendan Hall, ENERGY STAR State & Local Government and Higher Education Team