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Join us for a webinar on the incremental costs of zero net energy buildings. One of the most common barriers to zero net energy projects is the concern over incremental costs compared to typical building practices. NBI's webinar on Wednesday, April 16, from 10-11 am (Pacific) will highlight the results of recent studies looking at opportunities for achieving scalable and cost-effective zero net energy performance. Register now

On Friday, April 18 in Portland, OR, Energy Trust will bring together a panel of experts, including Mark Lyles, Project Manager, to review the design challenges net-zero presents and offer strategies and tools for meeting high performance standards. The panel will discuss current trends in net-zero design, how these buildings can revolutionize a market and how current technology can help overcome challenges. Group webinars will also take place in several Oregon locations and program representatives will be onsite to facilitate questions. Learn more

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Government Leadership Creates Powerful Action on Deep Energy Efficiency and Climate Change

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Vermont, California, Kentucky, Pima County, Salt Lake City, Fort Collins, Washington DC. These communities are among those leading by example in setting zero net energy (ZNE) goals for both local policies and their own government buildings. Policymakers in these jurisdictions know that local action is critical to curbing the devastating effects carbon emissions create on the climate and simultaneously reduce energy costs across their facilities. Read more »


NBI's latest study shows the number of zero net energy projects has more than doubled since 2012. Read more