Achieving Scale in Energy-efficient Buildings in US: A View from the Construction and Real Estate Sectors

Report bundle / Business / United States
Authors: The Economist Intelligence Unit
June 2013

An EIU U.S. survey of building sector executives commissioned by the GBPN in collaboration with IMT finds that tackling rising energy consumption in U.S. buildings will require a more coordinated and coherent approach to energy efficiency codes and regulation, one that is more focused on retrofits—where most potential gains lie. It is also crucial to develop new financing mechanisms that help institutional investors assess the risks associated with energy-efficient projects.