NBI staff contribute papers, posters and discussion at ACEEE Summer Study

Post / September 26, 2022

NBI staff presented at the 2022 ACEEE Summer Study at Asilomar in Pacific Grove. Contributions included several panels, a poster, and informal discussion groups. See below for details and links to the final papers. We were also honored that Alexi...

Five Questions with Kyle Pickett

Post / July 26, 2022

New Buildings Institute welcomes Kyle Pickett as its new Director of Leadership and Market Development. Kyle provided his perspective on NBI, joining the team and some industry trends to watch for in this five-question interview. Q: Welcome to NBI, Kyle!...

Five Questions with Smita Gupta

Post / February 22, 2021

New Buildings Institute welcomed Smita Gupta as its new Director for Building Innovation in early February. We asked Smita five questions about her experiences over two decades in the energy and buildings industries. Here’s what she shared. Q: Welcome to...

Does the changing policy landscape pit efficiency against renewables?

Post / September 24, 2020

With cities and states pursing renewable portfolio standards and national calls to decarbonize the grid by 2035, does efficiency still matter with a clean grid? The first answer: yes, energy efficiency benefits are, as they have been for decades, delivering...

2019 Zero Energy Buildings Count Nears 600, New Dynamic Tool Offers Online Access to Project Details

Post / May 9, 2019

Every year, New Buildings Institute (NBI) digs into its extensive Getting to Zero Buildings Database and analyzes the information collected from thousands of low-energy projects across the United States and Canada in order to offer the market an official count...

Ithaca Leads in New York for Net Zero Energy Building Standards

Post / November 29, 2018

The energy use in buildings across the town and city of Ithaca is responsible for nearly 75% of carbon emissions, according to the local sustainability officials. To reduce its carbon footprint, the two jurisdictions are taking important steps to increase...

Banking on Sustainable, Zero Energy

Post / August 21, 2018

How Suncoast Credit Union is leading the way to save energy and connect with its customers and community With close to 700,000 members, Suncoast Credit Union is the largest credit union in Florida. It’s also a leading company in sustainable...

California Schools Have a Lot to Teach Us About Zero Net Energy

Post / December 27, 2016

Congratulations are in order for nine innovative school districts, iconic projects and leading-edge designers and firms that were honored last month with a ZNE School Leadership Award. These were notably the first non-residential zero net energy (ZNE) awards in the...

Top 16 Trends for 2016

Post / January 6, 2016

Each year at NBI, we get together to discuss the most significant and potentially impactful or disruptive trends we see coming in the commercial building and energy sectors and actions individuals can take to get ahead of what’s to come....

Five Reasons Why Zero Energy Buildings are the Real Deal

Post / March 31, 2015

When New Buildings Institute published the first-ever list of verified zero energy buildings in 2012, an abstract concept turned real. These were documented examples of high-efficiency buildings coupled with onsite renewables that could produce enough energy to power themselves over...