Building codes are wonky and dense. But they can slash emissions and pollutants.
Building codes are one of the most powerful tools policymakers can use to fight climate change. Cities and states can use arcane ordinances to push builders to go all-electric, which will help us all breathe easier. Read more in the latest Grist article.
Schools Collaborate on the Roadmap to Zero Carbon
NBI and the State of California Division of the State Architect’s (DSA) Sustainability Education and Outreach Program facilitated a cohort of school districts over the course of a year. Read about what they were able to accomplish during that time in our latest blog by Senior Project Manager, Reilly Loveland.
Version 1.2 of the Building Decarbonization Code is Available Now
The updated code overlay language is now compatible with ASHRAE Standard 90.1 and also includes factsheets for residential and commercial applications.
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at New Buildings Institute
Through a collaborative process between the NBI staff and board of directors, we recently adopted our first Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Statement to help guide our work going forward. Read more in our blog by Events and Partnerships Manager, Leada Fuller-Marashi.
Register Today for the 2021 Getting to Zero Forum!
We're excited to gather in person in New York City October 27-29 and hope you'll join us, but due to ongoing COVID-related factors, we now also have a virtual attendance option available.
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News / July 20, 2021 / Codes And Policy
Framework co-developed with cities shows how Building Performance Standards can address city climate priorities and aid in promoting equitable economic recovery To support efforts to reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions from existing buildings, eight organizations came together with ...
Guideline / September 8, 2021 / Getting to Zero
The Insider’s Guide to Talking About Carbon Neutral Buildings presents a common language and framework to align market ideas around what it means to design, construct, and operate buildings that contribute little or no carbon emissions. This document explains the ...
News / September 21, 2021 / Codes And Policy
Published by E&E News: Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm warned the creators of the nation’s most widely used model for building energy codes yesterday that their work could be sliding toward "irrelevance" in addressing climate change, signaling that a once-obscure policy ...
News / October 1, 2021 / About
NBI is seeking a Project Analyst to join our team and become an integral part of our organization. Project Analyst: This position will become an integral part of the NBI organization, working across NBI programs. Primary duties include technical research and ...