Join the WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities' Building Efficiency Initiative and partners from various sectors for an exploration of the new 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

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 webinar will feature the perspectives of professionals in a variety of sectors involved in the oversight, design, and governance of urban buildings and urban energy.


  • Jennifer Layke, Director, Building Efficiency Initiative, World Resources Institute
  • Eric Mackres, Manager, Building Efficiency Initiative, World Resources Institute
  • Elizabeth Babcock, Manager, Air, Water, and Climate, City and County of Denver
  • Katrina Managan, Senior Advisor, Energy Efficiency, City and County of Denver
  • Helen Gurfel, Executive Director, Greenprint, Urban Land Institute
  • Clay Nesler, Vice President of Energy and Sustainability, Johnson Controls