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You understand and care about the important work we do for people and the planet, together. This December, we ask you to make a donation. NBI will then turn that funding into a gift for climate friendly buildings.
Join us for a webinar on Thursday, December 3
Low-income communities are most at risk of being left behind as local jurisdictions pursue ambitious carbon reduction goals. Here presenters will share successful and affordable zero energy multifamily projects.
Reduce Carbon in Existing Buildings and Put America Back to Work
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2020 Getting to Zero Buildings List
Trailblazing buildings have demonstrated that getting to zero energy is feasible in every climate, market sector, size, and building type across the U.S. and Canada.
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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Featured News and Events
News / November 30, 2020 / Building Innovation
Published by GTM: Skyscrapers use and lose more energy than low-rise buildings, research shows. Can smarter design and technology change that? It may seem obvious that cities filled with big buildings use energy more efficiently than dispersed suburban landscapes, and ...
News / November 20, 2020 / Codes And Policy
Published by Architect Magazine: By the end of this year, the latest edition of the International Energy Conservation Code will be available. Updated every three years, the IECC is designed to assist state and local governments to regulate energy use ...
Webinar / September 24, 2020 / Zero Net Energy
On-demand webinar: NBI has been tracking the zero energy building sector for over a decade and our annual Zero Energy Buildings List was recently released with nearly 700 zero energy verified and emerging buildings being tracked! In this webinar, NBI’s Alexi Miller and ...
News / October 1, 2020 / About
New Buildings Institute is seeking a Director and a Project Analyst to focus on Building and Program Innovation and a Project Manager to focus on Codes and Policy. Join our widely respected team. NBI is at the forefront of a ...
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NBI offers a large selection of on-demand webinars about a variety of subjects that include: building codes, schools, zero energy buildings, building portfolio management and grid optimization. AIA LU|HSW credits are available for select webinar recordings.