• Two influential leaders added to NBI Board of Directors

    New Buildings Institute enthusiastically welcomes Dr. Tina Jayaweera and Susan Rochford to its Board of Directors this year. Learn more about them in our recent blog

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  • News from the Advanced Water Heating Initiative (AWHI)

    Creating a National Advanced Water Heater Movement

    The latest AWHI progress report highlights the steps made in the past year to realize its goal of 100% Heat Pump Water Heater market adoption by 2030.

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  • May 10-12, 2023

    Save the Date for the 2023 Getting to Zero Forum

    Join us in Minneapolis or Virtually to define a new energy and carbon future for the built environment.

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  • New Tool Available Now!

    Model Government Zero Emissions Building Policy

    The new Model Government Zero Emissions Buildings Policy provides plug-and-play policy language for jurisdictions considering taking a “lead by example” approach to building decarbonization. Read the related blog here.

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  • Building our future workforce today

    Our recent blog from NBI Project Manager Bryce Seymour introduces the High-Efficiency Electrification Technology Training, a new program aimed to provide workforce training to promote building electrification.

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