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Publish Date: May, 2010

NBI Technical Director Mark Frankel spoke about building feedback and performance measurement at the Living Futures Unconference in Seattle in May 2010. In this presentation, he outlines the variables that impact building energy performance, current and promising tools and methods for collecting and comparing information about building energy use, and what key issues designers and building portfolio managers need to consider when evaluating actual building performance.

Publish Date: April, 2010

Based on Core Performance and working with key national partners, NBI’s work in advanced codes seeks to further develop and implement better energy codes at national and local levels.  This graphic illustrates many of the relationships of NBI's code work to efforts across the country.

Publish Date: April, 2010

A presentation on the Future of Commercial Codes by  Mark Halverson of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL).

Publish Date: March, 2010

Mark Frankel spoke at the Stegner Center Fifteenth Annual Symposium on the Challenge of Sustainability on March 13, 2010. This presentation explains why green buildings matter and the current state of building energy performance and how we can optimize energy efficiency in commercial buildings.

Publish Date: February, 2010

NBI, along with the American Institute of Architects, is working with cities and states to support development of strong energy requirements in building energy codes. This factsheet details these efforts and ways to tap into available resources. In addition, this piece explains NBI, AIA and USDOE proposals for comprehensive changes to national model energy codes.

Publish Date: January, 2010

Commercial HVAC rooftop units presentation from the 2010 CEE Winter Program Meeting given by Mark Cherniack, NBI Senior Program Manager.

Publish Date: December, 2009

The Classroom and Office Building (COB) examined in this case study is one of five buildings in the initial phase of development at UC Merced. This case study examines the actual post-occupancy performance of COB in relation to design elements and objectives. The measurements cover July 2007 through June 2008.

Publish Date: December, 2009

Science & Engineering (S&E) Building I is one of five buildings in the initial phase of development at UC Merced. This case study examines the actual post-occupancy energy performance of S&E in relation to design elements and objectives.

Publish Date: November, 2009

National Lighting Power Density Comparisons. This table shows NBI's Core Performance LPD figures alongside all comparable codes.

Publish Date: November, 2009

Fenestration Proposal and Reason Statement EC165. The commercial fenestration requirement, sponsored jointly by New Buildings Institute (NBI) and the American Institute of Architects (AIA).