What part will you play in solving the greatest challenge of our time?
Our sights are set on 2030 – the year when all buildings are targeted to be carbon neutral. We need to scale up what we’ve done since our founding in 1997: accelerate adoption of next practices in energy performance for the built environment. The building sector is responsible for roughly 40% of energy used in the United States and more than one-third of the carbon emissions. In U.S. cities, that number can rise as high as 75% of overall energy use. NBI’s work to transform how our buildings use and generate their own energy is critical at this moment.
NBI is actively working for more buildings that are so energy efficient they can be powered affordably by renewable resources or even create excess energy that can offset carbon-based power sources. This future offers a solution for climate change and creates more resilient spaces that will stand up to the extreme weather of a changing planet.
(Photo above: Bishop O’Dowd High School | Credit: David Wakely)