Over 400 Mayors across the United State have made formal commitments to the Paris Climate Accord. Others have signed onto the 2030 Challenge and/or the Better Buildings Challenge. To meet these goals, an effective strategy to track, manage, and improve ...
Nothing beats Zero– Updates on the Trends and Projects that are Getting to Zero Energy
Join us for a webinar Thursday, February 15 to learn the latest from NBI’s 2018 Getting to Zero Buildings List.Learn more
New Stretch Code Helps Cities & States Fast-Track Energy Savings
Watch the webinar on model stretch code measures that target 20% better efficiency than current national energy codes.Learn more
April 17-19, 2018 in Pittsburgh, PA
Getting to Zero National Forum
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NBI is celebrating its 20-year anniversary!
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Featured News and Events
Event / April 17 - April 19 / Zero Net Energy
RMI and NBI are again joining forces to bring you the premier global event dedicated to defining the future of low energy and zero energy (ZE) buildings April 17-19, 2018 in Pittsburgh, PA. Join leading designers, owners, operators, commercial real ...
News / December 15, 2017 / Codes And Policy
Published in Green Energy Times (pages 26 & 27): ACEEE’s 2017 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard was released in late September with Massachusetts leading based on six categories including utility programs, transportation, building energy codes, combined heat and power, state initiative …
News / November 10, 2017 / Codes And Policy
Published in GreenBiz: Stretch codes are a promising solution that jurisdictions can use to drive better energy performance in the built environment and set a long-term vision for efficiency stringency in buildings further into the future. NBI released a model …
Featured Research and Resources
Guideline / September 6, 2017 / Advanced Buildings
A new Multifamily Guide offers an advanced standard that addresses the issues faced when applying building code to multifamily buildings. This single prescriptive standard delivers savings regardless of whether the project is subject to the residential or commercial versions of ...
Guideline / December 12, 2015 / Advanced Buildings
Increasing energy code stringency and owner demand for higher efficiency in buildings are challenging design teams to deliver high performance without adding costs. The New Construction Guide from Advanced Buildings offers a comprehensive approach to new commercial construction projects that ...
Report / November 17, 2017 / Zero Net Energy
The California K-12 and Community College Zero Net Energy (ZNE) Retrofit Readiness Study provides recommendations to California Program Administrators and other key market actors on how to best stimulate and enable the public school market to meet California’s aggressive ZNE ...
Guideline / November 1, 2017 / Outcome-Based Performance
Adjustments and modifications to the built environment provide significant opportunities for meeting energy reduction goals and objectives, since buildings comprise 40% of our nation’s primary energy consumption. This document provides jurisdictions with a new approach to shift their focus towards ...
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