Three Recent Reports Catch Our Eye

Post / October 23, 2009

The energy efficiency field is comprised of many groups and organizations conducting and publishing important work. Occasionally NBI comes across a report that not only helps to inform our efforts but which we consider critical to the advancement of energy...

Massachusetts Zero Net Energy Buildings Task Force Gets it Right

Post / October 10, 2009

In what can only be considered encouraging news, Massachusetts continues its aggressive pursuit of zero net energy buildings. This year, the Commonwealth adopted a new “stretch code” and the governor-appointed Zero Net Energy Buildings Task Force released its comprehensive report,...

Better Energy Codes: It’s not rocket science

Post / October 5, 2009

Long the turf of behind-the-scenes bureaucrats, energy building codes are now playing a key role in the fight against climate change. Every three years, a group called the International Code Council (ICC) updates building energy codes and releases its “model”...