Top 16 Trends for 2016

Post / January 6, 2016 / New Buildings Institute

Each year at NBI, we get together to discuss the most significant and potentially impactful or disruptive trends we see coming in the commercial building and energy sectors and actions individuals can take to get ahead of what’s to come....

NBI and NIBS Convene a Stellar Cast for August Summit with Compelling Outcomes

Post / September 12, 2014 / Outcome-Based Performance

NBI was thrilled to partner with National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) to host the Getting to Outcome-Based Performance Summit this August in Seattle. Together with a handpicked group of leading thinkers and practitioners in high performance building design, construction...

NBI taps Charles Eley as a Fellow

Post / August 21, 2014 / New Buildings Institute

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...

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

Post / June 4, 2014 / Codes And Policy

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...

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

Post / April 9, 2014 / Deep Energy Retrofits

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...

Ohio Lawmakers Strike a Blow to Sustainability in the Built Environment

Post / March 12, 2014

You might not think of Ohio as a standard bearer of the sustainability movement, but according to that state’s U.S. Green Building Council, it ranks No. 1 in the nation for green schools. These schools provide healthy learning environments by...

Looking Back and Forward . . . to a New Year

Post / January 1, 2014

Every so often it’s good to look back on the path you’ve been traveling to make sure you’re still headed in the right direction. So here at the end of 2013, we at NBI are reflecting on the highlights of...

Bold Action on Climate Change

Post / November 19, 2013

Just before Halloween, some big news came out and then quickly slipped back beneath the radar. It’s easy to see why: a story of government collaboration and progress could hardly be expected to grab much attention in a news cycle...

My first 100 days (well, 114 to be exact)

Post / September 25, 2013

Beginning with FDR, it has been a tradition for the President of the United States to plan an agenda for his (and in the future, her) first 100 days in office. When the milestone is reached, the leader takes a...

NBI milestone gives cause for reflection

Post / April 11, 2013

NBI has released its FY2012 Annual Report. Here is the opening letter from Executive Director Dave Hewitt and Board President David Goldstein.New Buildings Institute hit a milestone at the end of 2012, turning 15 years old. Thinking back on the...