White Paper: Understanding and Choosing Metrics for Building Performance Standards

Last updated: 07-21-2022
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This white paper provides a framework and supporting analysis to help policymakers and commercial and multifamily building stakeholders understand the key differences among performance metrics and choose those best suited to building performance standard policies. While the paper does not tackle the important task of setting performance levels for each metric, EPA may offer a similar framework for this step in the near future. 

This white paper was followed by EPA's recommendations for metrics and normalization methods for us in state and local building performance standards (BPS).

Download the white paper here. (PDF, 853.49 KB )
Market Sector: State & local government