NetZero Build Summit

NBI is a supporter of the NetZeroBuild Summit 2020. A week of interactive virtual events and peer-to-peer discussions for the Midwest’s net-zero sector. NetZeroBuild Summit 2020 brings together the key stakeholders involved in the Midwest’s value chain for net-zero construction in residential, commercial, academic and government buildings for the very first time. Hosting over 250 leading architects, policymakers, contractors, system manufacturers, building owners and real estate executives, this summit is an opportunity to find the expertise and secure suppliers to deliver sustainable, energy efficient construction and renovation projects. With an interactive conference program, the NetZeroBuild summit has been crafted to facilitate networking in the sustainable building community and allow new, exciting projects to be showcased.

The Getting to Zero Market Landscape and 2020 Zero Energy Buildings List

NBI has been tracking the zero energy building sector for over a decade and our annual Zero Energy Buildings List is just about complete, with nearly 700 zero energy verified and emerging buildings being tracked! Join NBI’s Alexi Miller and Kevin Carbonnier as they share the status of the zero energy market in the United States and Canada, including a technology review and the relationship between zero energy and zero carbon. The session features leaders from the Urban Sustainability Directors Network, and firms Perkins+Eastman and VMDO, along with ASHRAE, which will be opening their renovated zero energy HQ this fall. The speakers will share case studies that represent a market shift in size, scale, and scope of zero energy and carbon neutral buildings.  

Planning and Design for Getting to Zero in Schools

Zero energy school construction is a growing trend across the country. An innovative combination of internal and external champions, integrated design, energy efficiency management strategies and renewable energy is making these possible at little to no extra cost. The key to achieving zero energy is drastic energy reduction and cost shifting to areas that pay dividends and reduce those big upfront costs. Strategies such as building orientation, daylighting, thermal mass, high efficiency systems and can reduce the over need for larger, more expensive renewable energy systems to achieve that zero goal. CMTA, Inc. has 10 schools operating at zero energy, with 12 currently in design and hundreds more high performance schools across the nation on their resume. Join Zachary Schneider and Brian Turner from CMTA, Inc. as they discuss the successful approach to planning for and designing these high performance schools without the price tag.

2021 Getting to Zero Forum

The Forum is the premier event on zero energy and zero carbon buildings, featuring the world’s leading experts who are creating the market-based solutions that are driving a growing movement to define the future of the built environment. While the conference takes place over three days, we also invite you join us in the zero energy and zero carbon movement 365 days a year.