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Save the date, on October 9, 2014 a technical summit on net zero construction will be held in Vermont. Across the U.S. thousands of building owners and professionals are pursuing the path to net zero. As momentum builds, Efficiency Vermont and New Buildings Institute are convening a summit to facilitate the sharing of best practices. Designers, engineers, community planners, building owners, and operators focused on commercial new construction should plan to attend. The summit will be an all-day event. Questions can be sent to ahollingsworth@veic.org. More details to come soon

The Outcome Summit Webinar is now available on demand. An outcome-based approach is one where building performance is judged by the actual energy use. This webinar focuses on project contracts, teams and processes that drove successful achievement of the outcomes desired. Watch webinar

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NBI taps Charles Eley as a Fellow

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New Buildings Institute (NBI) is pleased to announce that Charles Eley, longtime energy efficiency advocate and consultant, has been named an NBI Fellow. NBI Fellowship recognizes luminary energy efficiency professionals who have made a significant contribution to society through their leadership, dedication and groundbreaking work. Fellows serve as ambassadors, representing and supporting NBI's mission and collaborating with NBI partners to significantly improve the energy efficiency of commercial buildings through research, policy development and creation of tools and solutions that enable design teams to create high performance buildings. Read more »


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