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An Outcome Summit Webinar will be held July 30, 12-1:00 (Pacific). An outcome-based approach is one where building performance is judged by the actual energy use. This webinar will focus on project contracts, teams and processes that drove successful achievement of the outcomes desired. Register for webinar

Low-income families often choose multifamily housing for its affordability but a new study from University of Arizona finds that they could be spending hundreds more in utility costs every year due to a lack of energy-efficient features in their buildings. Multifamily buildings offer a largely untapped opportunity for improving energy efficiency. NBI provides links and information on best practices in energy efficiency programs, organizations focused on multifamily energy efficiency and multifamily energy efficiency programs. Read more

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Getting serious about carbon emissions, EPA releases new proposal on clean power

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) yesterday released its new Clean Power Plan proposal which is intended to cut carbon pollution from existing power plants--the single largest source of carbon pollution in the United States. New Buildings Institute (NBI) applauds the EPA's plan and particularly the flexibility provided for states to choose how to comply given state-specific goals to reduce carbon pollution. Under the proposed rules, states would be allowed to design a program that makes the most sense for their unique situation, choosing the right mix of generation using diverse fuels, energy efficiency and demand-side management.
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