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Building Performance Standards

BPSBuilding Performance Standards (BPS) are a set of regulations that are being adopted by states and localities to reduce emissions in existing residential and commercial buildings. Currently these sources account for over 40 percent of carbon dioxide emissions in the US. NHT has been working with various entities and organizations including state, local and federal governments, providing policy guidance and innovative ideas.



Legislative Testimony

NHT testimony on BPS legislation in Montgomery County, Maryland (Bill 16-21)

NHT testimony on BPS legislation in the state of Maryland

NHT testimony on BPS proposed rulemaking in Washington, D.C.



Mandating Building Efficiency while Preserving Affordable Housing: Opportunities and Challenges

Recommendations for Implementing the District’s Building Energy Performance Standard in Affordable Multifamily Housing