2017 marked New Buildings Institute’s 20th year working to improve the energy performance of commercial buildings and we are celebrating! Over the last two decades we have seen transformational change in the building industry and, we as NBI staff, are proud to have been a resource and driver every step of the way.
Our work has provided the research and technical analysis to advance codes and policy that make buildings perform better, in regard to energy efficiency as well as the health and productivity of occupants. NBI has also made its mark on the current commercial building stock in the U.S. by helping the greater design community reduce energy use through deployment of tools and guidance representing leading edge practices in building design and construction. At its beginning, NBI recognized the nascent potential of the zero energy market and began examining the opportunities for ultra-efficient buildings across climate zones and feeding what we learned back to industry. Today, zero energy (ZE) looks more attainable with every jurisdiction ZE code adoption and state ZE road mapping process.