Building energy disclosures
Lead by Example
Reporting on building energy performance allows governments to understand the current energy efficiency status of the existing building stock. This sets a baseline for measuring progress and reveals opportunities and priorities.
Disclose emissions and energy use from municipal buildings.
Considerations for Use
Building Management Systems (BMS) can automate collection of this data at the building scale and require minimal maintenance once installed.
Climate:Cold, Hot/Dry, Hot/Humid, Temperate
Policy Levers:Lead by ExampleGovernments have ownership and jurisdiction over a range of assets (e.g. buildings and streets) and also serve as a direct employer, and contractor. This allows them to promote heat risk reduction and preparedness solutions and demonstrate their impact through leading by example with proactive interventions to make their assets, employment opportunities, and contracts heat-resilient.
Trigger Points:No-regrets actions (low cost/low effort but substantial benefit)Interventions that are relatively low-cost and low effort (in terms of requisite dependencies) but have substantial environmental and/or social benefits.
Intervention Types:Buildings and Built Form
Sectors:Buildings, Public Works
Phase of Impact:Risk reduction and mitigation
Metrics:Energy use by area, building, and use
Intervention Scale:City, State/Province
Authority and Governance:City government, State/provincial government
Implementation Timeline:Medium-term (3-9 Years)
Implementation Stakeholders:City government
Capacity to Act:High, Medium
Co-benefits (Climate/Environmental):Reduce greenhouse gas emissions