Largest U.S. Net Zero Energy Retrofit a Living Lab

The nation’s largest net zero plus commercial building retrofit, the Net Zero Plus Electric Training Institute (NZP-ETI), has been completed in Los Angeles. The 144,000-square-foot demonstration center and living laboratory on advanced and emerging clean energy technologies showcases the future...

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Buildings Can Be Much Greener

“Buildings Can Be Much Greener”, a recent article discussing the potential for zero net energy (ZNE) buildings, starts on p. 6 of April’s California Buildings News. Only a tiny fraction of California buildings produce all the energy they need to...

Reliable Retrofit Analysis Anyone Can Do

As we advance toward a more energy-efficient built environment, building owners are seeking guidance on how to maximize the energy performance of their buildings. Many owners are concerned about the cost and effectiveness of the tools necessary to achieve this...

Homes Make as Much Energy as They Use

Will zero-net-energy homes be the wave of the future? Scientific American published this article about ZNE homes and buildings. Across the United States, but especially in California, ZNE residential and commercial buildings are growing in number. The article references NBI...

These Small Business Segments Make Super Customers

In 2013, Preservation Green Lab (PGL) and the New Buildings Institute (NBI) reported on seven small building segments with high energy savings potential: food service, main street buildings, freestanding offices, strip malls, schools, freestanding retail and lodging. This inspired Diana...