Culture Over Carbon Report is Now Available
This multi-year report shares the first in depth review of energy use patterns in cultural institutions across the United States and creates a roadmap for energy reductions based on best practices from this sector.
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This report equips K-12 leaders with the ultimate roadmap and decision-making tools to electrify their school buildings.
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This overlay introduces code solutions incorporating prescriptive embodied carbon International Building Code (IBC) amendments for nearly 40 products, encompassing widely used and high carbon-emitting building materials.
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News / December 18, 2023 / New Buildings Institute
Looking for a place to leverage your skills and passion for equitable decarbonization of the built environment? Join our team at NBI and work alongside industry changemakers. We're currently hiring for multiple roles! ...
Post / November 29, 2023 / Codes And Policy
The carbon footprint of a building starts at its inception, not when its occupants move in. Products like concrete, steel, aluminum, and insulation are key building components, but until recently were rarely considered by design and construction teams for their ...
News / November 20, 2023 / Codes And Policy
/ Zero Net Energy (ZNE)
Press release from the Exploratorium: "The Exploratorium now generates as much or more energy than it uses on an annual basis at its 220,000-square foot headquarters at Pier 15.[...] 'Cultural institutions have a mission-driven responsibility to limit negative impacts while ...
Post / November 2, 2023 / Building Innovation
To succeed in decarbonizing our energy systems, we will be relying much more on variable renewable resources like wind and solar energy—but we’ll need to do more than install more clean generation resources. We’ll also need to get better at ...
News / August 18, 2023 / Codes And Policy
Published by The Architect's Newspaper: The California Building Standards Commission (CBSC) and the Division of the State Architect (DSA) updated California’s building codes last week, putting into effect measures that set a new precedent in the United States. On August ...