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On April 22 at the ACEEE Market Transformation Symposium in Washington, DC, Cathy Higgins will moderate the working session ZNE from Coast to Coast. Jim Edelson, Director of Codes and Policy, will be a speaker in the session The Role of Energy Codes in Getting to Zero Net Energy Buildings . Learn more

Also on April 22 is the IFMA (International Facility Management Association) Oregon/SW Washington Annual Symposium in Portland, Oregon. Ralph DiNola, CEO, will present NBI's Getting to Zero Status Update, and Alexi Miller, Senior Project Manager, will present Virtual Energy Auditing: Cost-effective Strategies for Evaluating and Prioritizing Efficiency in your Portfolio. Learn more

NBI recently conducted research on behalf of NEEA’s Commercial Real Estate (CRE) Initiative. The research team sought to better understand the delivery, partnership strategies and program channels for promoting the adoption of energy efficiency best practices in commercial real estate. Key recommendations in the resulting report include providing clear and consistent messages around a limited set of best practices; setting a progressive path of action that defines best practices; promoting the adoption of corporate sustainability policies; leveraging ENERGY STAR brand recognition; creating peer networks focused on energy efficiency; creating market clarity on available education and training; assisting internal champions in promoting energy efficiency best practices through case studies, specific tools and resources; and leveraging existing CRE partnerships. Read report

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Codes Make a Difference--A Big Difference

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Since its inception nearly 18 years ago, NBI has maintained a strong emphasis on energy codes. Current NBI staff and board members continue the focus established early on by the organization’s founders. We know codes make a difference—a big difference.

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The New Construction Guide provides a perscriptive path for buildings to stay ahead of advancing codes. Watch webinar

This report describes the outcomes of the 2015 Getting to Zero National Forum including key themes that emerged. Learn more