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November 18, 2015—Monitoring and control systems are at the nexus of buildings and successful zero net energy (ZNE) performance, according to a new study released today from the Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA). The study, “Zero Net Energy Building Controls: Characteristics, Energy Impacts and Lessons,” was conducted by NBI and focuses on three areas from the designer and user experience to surface details about how existing and emerging monitoring and control technologies are helping designers, building owners, operators and occupants achieve and maintain ZNE performance. Read press release

On Monday, November 23, 10-11 a.m. (Pacific), NBI will hold a one-hour webinar to share and discuss a proposal for multifamily buildings in the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC). Right now, different multifamily buildings are subject to different energy codes. This results in confusion and needless complexity in the multifamily market, and enforcement challenges for code officials. This webinar will review the current problems with multifamily energy codes and our solution for the 2018 IECC development cycle. Join us

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An Open Letter to America’s Architects

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I love movies where life as we know it will end unless someone can stop the massive meteor, or other catastrophe, from imploding the Earth. Everybody freaks out until some unlikely hero emerges with a risky, but innovative idea to save the day. The risk typically elicits some reluctance from our hero, but in the end he or she proceeds and prevails. Ah . . . all is well again. Read more »


Getting to Zero Forum returns to Denver October 12. Learn more

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