Moving faster toward zero net energy

In 2017, USGBC is setting our expectations to zero—zero net energy. According to a report released last quarter by the New Buildings Institute (NBI), there are currently 332 buildings that have been either verified as or are on their way...

Where we’ll be in January

Alexi Miller, Senior Project Manager, and Mark Frankel, Technical Director, will present at the ASHRAE Winter Conference.  Alexi’s presentation,“Duck – the Volcano is Coming!”, will be Tuesday, January 31 at 11:15 am and is about GridOptimal metrics and building-grid interactions....

Where we’ll be in November

On Friday, November 18, Cathy Higgins, Research Director will be at the Arc-US 2016 in Coronado, California presenting The Zero Net Affect. Learn more Wednesday, November 9, NBI staff participated in the Real Estate Leadership Summit: What is Chicago’s path...

Smartglass International’s retrofit project with SPD-SmartGlass will protect priceless paintings at the University of Edinburgh and increases energy efficiency in buildings

Research Frontiers licensee Smartglass International addresses the long term savings that commercial organizations can realize when they install SPD-SmartGlass in their buildings. From 2016-2023, it is estimated that $960 billion will be invested to make existing buildings more environmentally friendly....

Zero-Net-Energy Schools

When it comes to zero-net-energy (ZNE) buildings, children are leading the way. In one year, a ZNE building generates with its own renewable energy the equivalent energy it consumes in that year. Typically, some months a ZNE building is generating...

Energy Department awards nearly $1.3 million to encourage data-driven local energy planning; releases research results

In support of cities’ efforts to reduce energy waste and greenhouse gas emissions and increase the use of energy efficiency technologies, the Energy Department today selected three projects to help cities integrate energy analysis and data into their strategic decision...