Local Energy Codes Hindered by Preemption Rules

White paper examines how the federal rule structure for appliances and HVAC equipment raise costs and limit improved energy performance Portland, OR—A white paper released today by New Buildings Institute (NBI) finds that federal preemption rules present a major barrier...

Where We’ll be in Summer

Jim Edelson, Director of Codes & Policy, will attend the ASHRAE Annual Conference June 24-28 in Long Beach, CA. And for next summer, Cathy Higgins, Research Director, was selected as co-chair for the Net Zero: Moving Beyond 1% Panel of...

Net Zero Energy is Dead, Long Live Zero Energy

Published by the Living Building Chronicle: The International Living Future Institute’s reboot of its Net Zero Energy program is more than a name change. It establishes NZE’s replacement — Zero Energy (ZE) Building Certification — as the standard for an...

NBI’s Spring Newsletter

News includes: list shows a doubling of ZNE projects, cities getting help to prioritize energy upgrades, lighting demand for indoor agriculture increasing, commemorating Earth Day, zero energy schools and training.

A New Standard for Net-Zero Leases in Boulder

Published by GreenBiz: In Boulder, CO a new net-zero energy (NZE) development project consists of two commercial buildings totaling roughly 100,000 square feet of professional office space and boasting a restaurant, coffee shop and community gathering flex space — all...