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 Buildings Count and Trends for 2019

Targets for zero energy and zero carbon outcomes are growing exponentially. Recently, Grand View Research Inc. forecast $78.8 billion of growth in the global zero energy (ZE) building market by 2025. That’s compared to $8.04 billion in 2016, according to the report. NBI has been tracking the ZE building sector for nearly a decade and our annual Zero Energy Buildings List is just about complete! Typically a printed, static list, this year’s zero energy buildings inventory will be shared as a dynamic online tool allowing users to access the most current data every day of the year. The Getting to Zero Buildings Database will allow users to see a map and list of ZE projects across North America and generate custom graphics and analytics based on location, building type, age, ownership, and more.

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.