Buildings: Our Biggest (and Most Underutilized) Asset for Improving How Cities Perform

Buildings: Our Biggest (and Most Underutilized) Asset for Improving How Cities Perform

New regulatory and leadership models – New policies are addressing longstanding market failures—like imperfect information. Building performance disclosure policies are providing better data for urban decision makers to assess how buildings perform across sectors. This is happening in cities like Philadelphia and dozens more . By requiring “tune-ups” to buildings, as in New York , policy makers can ensure that owners, who are not technical experts in building science, make cost-effective improvements to how their buildings operate. Many others are setting building performance targets to motivate action and improve public accountability.

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