The Future We Seek: Equitable and Resilient Buildings and Communities

Post / August 25, 2022

For more than 25 years, New Buildings Institute (NBI) has worked collaboratively with industry market actors to promote advanced design practices, innovative technologies, public policies, and programs that improve energy efficiency and reduce emissions from the built environment. Our collective...

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!...

NBI honors energy efficiency and green building leaders as Senior Fellows

Post / June 22, 2022

New Buildings Institute recently expanded the NBI Senior Fellows program and is excited to announce the addition of eight industry luminaries. With this program we recognize and honor their significant contribution to energy efficiency and carbon reduction in the building...

Building our future workforce today

Post / June 9, 2022

Over 100,000 construction industry workers will be needed to electrify all of California’s existing and new construction buildings, and up to 4,900 full-time manufacturing workers, according to a recent study from UCLA’s Luskin Center. By 2045, assuming the state has...

Two influential leaders added to NBI Board of Directors

Post / June 1, 2022

New Buildings Institute (NBI) enthusiastically welcomes two influential leaders to its Board of Directors this year. Dr. Tina Jayaweera is a Power Planning Resources Manager at Northwest Power and Conservation Council. Susan Rochford is Vice President of Energy Efficiency, Sustainability...

Using Passive House to fast-track building electrification

Post / March 29, 2022

This guest blog was written by Bronwyn Barry, CPHD, board member of the North American Passive House Network and NBI Senior Fellow. A growing body of research tells us achieving deep carbon reduction targets of 75% or more will require electrification, including...

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at New Buildings Institute

Post / September 28, 2021

We recognize there are structural injustices and inequities in our systems and climate work. NBI is committed to the journey necessary to ensure every member of our society has equal access to and benefits from zero energy and zero carbon....

An Insider’s Guide for Our Clean Energy Future

Post / September 7, 2021

The latest report from the International Panel on Climate Change (the Sixth Assessment Report) sounded an alarm about the urgent need to transition to net zero carbon emissions to avoid global temperature rise of 1.5 degrees Celsius. With buildings representing...

Students join Next Gen cohort to learn about getting to zero in the built environment

Post / July 19, 2021

This blog was originally published on gettingtozeroforum.org on July 9, 2021. NBI is excited to welcome 20 students from college campuses across the United States and Canada to the inaugural cohort of the Next Gen program. Next Gen was designed...

Utility Administrators Share Expertise on Zero Energy Programs

Post / March 17, 2021

Urgency to address climate change, along with policy and market forces trending toward a smart, flexible grid, has led a growing number of utility efficiency program administrators to consider ways to increase support for energy-efficient, zero energy buildings. With the...