Webinar: Accelerating Building Efficiency: 8 Actions for Urban Leaders

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View a webinar held by the WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities' Building Efficiency Initiative and partners from various sectors for an exploration of the report, "Accelerating Building Efficiency: Eight Actions for Urban Leaders." This research was produced in partnership with Johnson Controls and over a dozen other partners.

The report can be found at www.wri.org/buildingefficiency. This comprehensive guidebook provides policy makers and other urban leaders a path forward to deliver better buildings, focusing on 8 specific recommendations to help decision makers overcome market failures and promote transformative change on building efficiency.

The slides presented during this webinar are also available here.


  • Intro to report – Jennifer Layke and/or Eric Mackres, WRI
  • City perspective –Elizabeth Babcock, City and County of Denver and Katrina Managan, IMT
  • Building owner/developer perspective – Helen Gurfel, Executive Director, Greenprint, Urban Land Institute
  • Private sector/service provider perspective – Clay Nesler, Johnson Controls
  • Questions & Answers