Marla Thalheimer


Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) | Senior Director Business Engagement


Track F: Building Performance

Session F2: Building Performance Standards and Strategies

September 26, 2024 | 9:00 am - 9:30 am

Building Performance Standards Evolution and Updates

Building Performance Standards (BPS) that require buildings to meet a specific energy/carbon threshold continue to play a critical role in the decarbonization of commercial real estate. BPS legislation continues to expand, now covering 9 cities and 4 states, with over 40 more jurisdictions committed to passing policies through the National BPS Coalition. This session will review the basics of BPS and its potential impact, followed by an overview of the latest updates of this evolving landscape to help attendees understand where we are to date and what is potentially coming down the pike. You will also learn about some helpful tools and resources, including ways to track BPS policies and how high-performance building hubs can benefit energy managers looking for compliance assistance and/or business exposure.

Speaker Bio

Marla Thalheimer is a sustainability professional with over 20 years of experience in developing and implementing ESG programs for commercial real estate. AT IMT, Marla oversees the Business Engagement work that includes green leasing, building innovation Hubs, policy tracking and education, and VHE HVAC. Marla is a LEED AP ID+C, a Fitwel Ambassador, and has her master’s degree in Sustainability and Environmental Management from Harvard University.