New Buildings Institute (NBI) is a nonprofit organization driving better energy performance in commercial buildings. We work collaboratively with industry market players—governments, utilities, energy efficiency advocates and building professionals—to promote advanced design practices, innovative technologies, public policies and programs that improve energy efficiency. We also develop and offer guidance and tools to support the design and construction of energy efficient buildings.
Throughout its 20-year history, NBI has become a trusted and independent resource helping to drive buildings that are better for people and the environment.
Our theory of change includes setting a vision and defining a path forward. We then set out to create the research that serves as the basis for tool and policy development necessary to create market change. We envision a transformed built environment that is carbon-free, sustainable, and energy-efficient and supports thriving economies that benefit all people and the planet.
Looking forward, we will continue to fuel innovation that accelerates adoption of “next” practice in energy performance by the energy efficiency and building industries. NBI’s role is critical to creating low energy, even zero energy, buildings. This is a future where the built environment represent an effective use of resources, a positive force against climate change, and a driver for local economies that creates jobs and saves money for homeowners and business on energy costs.