The role of buildings and the grid is changing as historic grid infrastructure strains to handle more centralized and distributed renewable resources, electric vehicles, and smart systems. Growing trends toward all-electric technology deployment further challenge grid health. But solutions are ...
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Webinar / March 25, 2021 / Zero Net Energy
Prime examples of net zero buildings are found across the country and total over 700 verified and emerging projects, according to NBI tracking. This webinar features some of the best buildings to date with a Case Study Jam format that ...
News / March 10, 2021 / About
Our latest newsletter includes NBI's reaction to the new IECC framework; new Building Electrification Technology Roadmap; decarbonization code released; Advanced Water Heating Initiative report; new board members, Senior Fellows, and staff; plus much more. ...
News / March 4, 2021 / Codes And Policy
NBI strongly opposes changes, which make action on climate “non-mandatory” The International Code Council (ICC) announced today a new framework that changes the essential nature of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) development process from a model energy code to ...
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Featured Research and Resources
Paper / January 12, 2021 / Building Innovation
Document / September 24, 2020 / Zero Net Energy
Online Tool / May 6, 2019 / Zero Net Energy
Guideline / June 30, 2020 / Zero Net Energy
Document / January 8, 2021 / Zero Net Energy
Guideline / January 29, 2018 / Building Innovation
Guideline / September 6, 2017 / Building Innovation
Guideline / December 12, 2015 / Building Innovation
COVID 19 resources relevant to buildings
A note on COVID-19: Our hearts go out to the people and communities that are being directly impacted by the Coronavirus. We are working remotely to support the safety of our staff, family members and community. NBI efforts continue to make buildings better for people and the planet. NBI staff are available via email, phone, and other conferencing apps. Please support your local communities by heeding government and health care officials' calls for social distancing to protect the vulnerable. We look forward to joining you at events when conditions improve.
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