On-Demand Webinars

Combi Heat Pump Webinar

This webinar will delve into combination space and water heating systems, also known as combi systems. While these systems seem promising, they present a level of complexity that raises questions...

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Manufacturers Roundtable: Low-Global Warming Potential (GWP) HVAC, Refrigeration, and Water Heating Equipment

This manufacturer's roundtable will focus on options to reduce the impact of refrigerants on a building's lifecycle emissions in light of new and upcoming policy requiring a transition to low-GWP...

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Streamlined Permitting & Inspections: Solar, Storage, EV Charging Lessons Learned

Join us for a deep dive into New Buildings Institute (NBI)’s work with new tools for clean energy permitting and inspection, highlighting resources and case studies...

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Sizzling Solutions: Accelerating Heat Mitigation – Policies, Programs, and Design Dynamics!

Join New Buildings Institute and Cool Roof Rating Council for an informative journey through heat mitigation policies and cool surface strategies! Speakers will present examples of extreme heat mitigation policies...

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Manufacturer Roundtable: Air Source Heat Pumps

Air source heat pumps for space heating are a key technology in helping individuals, building owners and communities move towards rapid electrification and decarbonization. The roundtable will feature panelists from...

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Helping Schools be BETR with the Building Electrification Technology Roadmap

Join New Buildings Institute and Resource Refocus to learn more about the Building Electrification Technology Roadmap (BETR) for K-12 schools. BETR for schools is a new technical guide for school...

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Manufacturer’s Roundtable: Residential Heat Pump Water Heaters

Heat pump water heaters (HPWHs) are two to four times more efficient than standard residential water heating technology. Join us as we bring together major manufacturers of ENERGY STAR certified...

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All-Electric Commercial Kitchens

Commercial kitchen electrification is a critical component of building decarbonization but is often thought of as a stumbling block due to its perceived expense, complexity and the affinity of the...

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Manufacturers Roundtable: Central Heat Pump Water Heaters

This manufacturers roundtable will provide a high-level overview of commercial heat pump water heaters and how they can electrify and decarbonize the commercial water heating sector. The roundtable will begin...

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Highway to Healthy Schools: Districts on the Road to Achieving Efficient, Carbon Neutral Schools

To celebrate Earth Day in 2022, NBI released the Decarbonization Roadmap Guide for School Building Decisionmakers. The guide outlines achievable goals that result in healthy, affordable, all-electric facilities, and explains...

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Plug-In Heat Pump Water Heaters: An Early Look to 120 Volt Products

In this webinar, NBI's Amruta Khanolkar will give an overview of the emerging, retrofit ready 120V heat pump water heaters (HPWH) and findings from the California statewide field validation effort...

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Embodied Carbon: Deeper Decarbonization of the Built Environment

The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) allocates billions of dollars toward low-embodied carbon material procurement, documentation, and labeling as new policies seek low-carbon solutions. As materials and construction account for 11%...

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Existing Building Decarbonization Code: the Gamechanger We Need Right Now in the Climate Fight

The vast majority of buildings that we will use in the coming decades are already built and account for roughly 39% of the carbon footprint as well as other greenhouse...

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Heat Pump Water Heaters in the All Electric Home – Builders share their experience

Installing Heat Pump Water Heaters (HPWH) in new homes is one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to incorporate high efficiency water heating into buildings. Yet, the vast majority...

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Tuning Buildings for Tomorrow’s Electric Grid: Building-side Perspectives on Building-Grid Optimization in California

As more renewable energy sources come online in the state of California, buildings have a critical role to play in ensuring that tomorrow’s electricity grid is clean, affordable, reliable, and...

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Energy Modeling Done Right: Optimizing Building Energy Outcomes

Energy modeling can be a powerful building design tool, informing decision makers about the best building layouts, mechanical systems, and controls. Unfortunately, too many design teams either forego energy modeling...

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New Construction Done Right: Strategies to Improve Efficiency in Buildings

California’s buildings of tomorrow will be deeply energy efficient, smart, and resilient – but designers and builders have a multitude of choices to make in order to achieve success. The...

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An Insider’s Guide to Talking about Carbon Neutral Buildings

The building sector is shifting from decades of regulation and programmatic oriented on energy efficiency (kWh and therms) to governmental plans centered on carbon and greenhouse gas emission reductions (CO2e)...

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Solving for the 11% embodied carbon footprint in the built environment

As clean energy policy and practice ratchet down operational carbon emissions in the built environment, embodied carbon becomes a larger share of buildings’ carbon footprint. In this webinar, participants will...

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Existing Building Retrofits: An integrated solution set for energy and occupant benefits

Today’s work environment is rapidly changing. Keeping it comfortable and controllable with the latest technology helps occupant experience, tenant retention, reduces energy costs, and provides operators with flexibility and detailed...

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Industry Titans Roundtable – Getting to Zero in the Building Sector by 2030

Zero energy and carbon neutral pledges from leading building industry organizations are accelerating the AEC community toward zero. US Green Building Council, ASHRAE, Urban Land Institute, World Business Council for...

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Getting to Zero: Grid-Integrated Buildings

The role of buildings and the grid is changing as historic grid infrastructure strains to handle more centralized and distributed renewable resources, electric vehicles, and smart systems. Growing trends toward...

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It’s Getting BETR: The Building Electrification Technology Roadmap is Here

Building electrification technologies are potential game changers for getting to zero in the built environment. Join NBI’s Cathy Higgins and Alexi Miller to learn about new research on market-ready and...

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Getting to Zero: Buildings Case Study Jam

Prime examples of net zero buildings are found across the country and total over 700 verified and emerging projects, according to NBI tracking. This webinar features some of the best...

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Advanced Water Heating Initiative Playbook and 2020 Progress

Water heating is the second largest energy use in U.S. homes. Heat Pump Water Heaters (HPWHs) are a decades-old, proven technology, and are two to four times more efficient than...

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Getting to Zero: Carbon Neutral Codes

For decades, U.S. building energy codes have centered on kilowatt-hour savings in buildings. But urgency on climate change is pressing us to rapidly address and mitigate carbon and other greenhouse...

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Zero Net Energy Residential Forum

In this National Grid webinar, residential designers presents zero net energy projects involved in the National Grid Rhode Island zero net energy pilot program. New Buildings Institute details the process,...

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Zero Net Energy Commercial Forum

This National Grid webinar features commercial case study projects that feature deep energy savings and zero net energy designs. Hear about the progress regional architecture firms are making in meeting...

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Getting to Zero in Affordable Multifamily Buildings

NBI's Getting to Zero webinar series provides ongoing opportunities for knowledge sharing around actionable solutions to drive the highest levels of efficiency in buildings. Low-income communities are most at risk...

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Decarbonization Technologies: What We Have, What We Need

Join us for a Best of the Forum webinar: Take stock of the current state of the building technologies needed to drive decarbonization at scale. In this webinar, moderated by...

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