SMARTScale

Online Tool / February 21, 2017 / Deep Energy Retrofits / Existing Buildings

Introducing SMARTScale... In 2014, the US Department of Energy (DOE) awarded a grant to NBI partner Ecology Action to create and demonstrate a nationally scalable model targeted to efficiency program operators for delivering deep retrofits in small commercial buildings called…

Driving Energy Efficiency in Small- and Medium-Size Buildings

News / August 10, 2016 / Deep Energy Retrofits / Existing Buildings

Given the number of small and medium commercial buildings, there is urgency to increase energy efficiency in this sector. Luckily, advancing technology promises to help these buildings enjoy the savings that a retrofit can attain.

Commercial Real Estate Market Test Assessment Webinar

Webinar / January 20, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm / Deep Energy Retrofits / Existing Buildings

NBI CEO Ralph DiNola and Project Manager Mark Lyles will be joined by NEEA representatives and a CRE executive to share their perspectives on some of the key findings and recommendations from the report, Commercial Real Estate (CRE) Market Test…

Ultra-Low Energy High Rise Office: The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) Headquarters

Case Study / December 19, 2015 / Zero Net Energy / Existing Buildings

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) headquarters is an ultralow-energy, Class A office building that pushes the norm in sustainable design. Located in downtown San Francisco, the 13-story building houses more than 900 employees who were previously located in…

Ultra-Low Energy Multifamily Residence: La Valentine North Townhomes

Case Study / December 19, 2015 / Zero Net Energy / Existing Buildings

The La Valentine North Townhome project is the result of a partnership between SMUD and the owner/developer of the project, Domus Development LLC. The 18-unit affordable multifamily development is a research and demonstration project in SMUD’s Townhouse Home of the…

ZNE K-12 School: Redding School for the Arts

Case Study / December 19, 2015 / Zero Net Energy / Existing Buildings

Redding School for the Arts in Northern California connects education and arts for K-8 students in a community of 90,000 people. The school was originally created in August 1999 in response to the rapid decline of arts programs in local…

ZNE Small Office Retrofit: DPR Construction

Case Study / December 19, 2015 / Zero Net Energy / Existing Buildings

Acting as owner, designer and contractor, DPR rehabbed a near-obsolete, 1984 building into a vibrant, zero-net energy multi-tenant office. DPR’s new 24,000 SF tenant improvement includes an open office space along with 11 conference rooms, a large gathering area and…

Retrofit Savings Estimator

Online Tool / July 28, 2014 / Deep Energy Retrofits / Existing Buildings

The Retrofit Savings Estimator was developed to help building owners and other users to quickly evaluate the potential energy savings associated with existing building retrofit strategies, and to identify the most promising retrofit strategies that should be part of a…