Everything You Wanted to Know About Our Net Zero Future with Cathy Higgins and Alexi Miller

Growth of the commercial net zero construction market is picking up. Join us for a discussion of trends and case studies of net zero construction.

The GridOptimal Buildings Initiative Phase 1: Metrics, Modeling, and Momentum

NBI and USGBC are leading the GridOptimal Buildings Initiative, a collaborative project bringing together a wide range of organizations interested in optimizing building performance to promote grid integration. The GridOptimal project team is developing metrics by which building features and operating characteristics that support more effective grid operation can be measured and quantified. Key members include major utilities, RMI, ASHRAE, designers, regulators, and policy makers. Join a free webinar hosted by New Buildings Institute to catch up on the progress in this exciting initiative so far. Attendees will learn about the grid situations around the country that are driving these concerns and will see the results of building simulation modeling that defines how, and how much, buildings can shift loads over days and seasons, reduce peaks, maximize self-consumption of onsite renewables, and enhance grid flexibility.

Technical proposals putting the 2021 IECC on a glide path to efficiency

Updating of the 2021 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) is underway! Join a free webinar hosted by New Buildings Institute and the Energy Efficiency Codes Council to hear from experts working on the 2021 IECC update. Attendees will learn about the efficiency proposals that would improve design and construction approaches and deliver 10-15% better efficiency. The 2021 version of IECC will have decades-long impacts on the energy performance of buildings and presents the best near-term opportunity to dramatically reduce energy use and carbon emissions from new residential and commercial construction projects. Proposals submitted to the IECC will come up for a vote by members of the International Code Council (ICC) in fall of 2019. This webinar will also review the process for how the 2021 IECC is developed and what jurisdictions and others can do to make their voices heard.

Tools for Getting to Zero Energy in School New Construction

Zero energy schools are indeed possible and don't have to come with a premium price tag! Join this one-hour webinar focusing on new design guidance that helps school projects cost effectively achieve advanced levels of energy savings. NREL's Paul Torcellini will take us through the Advanced Energy Design Guide (AEDG) for Zero Energy K-12 School Buildings, which establishes a set of energy performance goals for achieving zero energy and outlines strategies for hitting energy targets. The guide builds upon the popular 50% AEDG series with new and updated recommendations. Reilly Loveland of NBI will present the ZE Schools Resource Hub, including California's Proposition 39 ZNE Pilot resources and other guides for getting to zero energy schools.

Understanding the Feasibility of Getting to Zero in School Retrofits

The majority of school buildings operating today can achieve zero energy performance, and schools looking to upgrade campus buildings have resources they can use to achieve low-energy goals. Join this one-hour webinar highlighting lessons learned from school retrofits that reduce energy consumption enough to allow the remainder to be served with renewable systems such as photovoltaic panels. Industry experts will brief attendees on the innovative approaches that teams are taking during the assessment and planning process when retrofitting on the path to zero. This information will be presented as case studies and models for replication in your own design. The webinar will also address operational considerations that are crucial for ongoing successful performance.

Getting to Zero National Forum

This solutions-focused 2019 Getting to Zero National Forum will spotlight collaborations, policies and practices that are driving better energy and carbon outcomes for buildings. Co-hosted by New Buildings Institute and Rocky Mountain Institute, the conference will gather leading designers, owners, operators, commercial real estate professionals, policymakers, manufacturers and others working on getting to zero energy and zero carbon performance in residential and commercial projects.