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

Webinar / March 27, 2024 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PDT

Join New Buildings Institute and Cool Roof Rating Council on Wednesday, March 27 for an informative journey through heat mitigation policies and cool surface strategies! In this webinar, speakers will present examples of extreme heat mitigation policies that are in…

National Green Codes Pave the Way for Embodied Carbon Reporting

Post / November 29, 2023

The carbon footprint of a building starts at its inception, not when its occupants move in. Products like concrete, steel, aluminum, and insulation are key building components, but until recently were rarely considered by design and construction teams for their...

Embodied Carbon Building Code

Guideline / August 31, 2023

The Embodied Carbon Building Code overlay introduces code solutions incorporating prescriptive embodied carbon International Building Code (IBC) amendments for nearly 40 products, encompassing widely used and high carbon-emitting building materials. The overlay was created for policymakers seeking code language to…

California becomes the first state in the U.S. to tackle embodied carbon in its building codes

News / August 18, 2023

Published by The Architect’s Newspaper: The California Building Standards Commission (CBSC) and the Division of the State Architect (DSA) updated California’s building codes last week, putting into effect measures that set a new precedent in the United States. On August...

California Building Standards Commission Approves Landmark Embodied Carbon Requirement

News / August 9, 2023

California becomes the first state in the nation to require embodied carbon on buildings larger than 100,000 square feet. Sacramento, Calif.– In a unanimous decision, the California Building Standards Commission has passed two California Green Building Standards Code (CALGreen) amendments...

U.S. Department of Energy Awards Grants to Eight Projects Supported by International Code Council

News / July 27, 2023

Published by PHCP Pros: In a move to enhance energy efficiency and building resilience, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced plans to allocate $90 million in grants to aid the implementation of stronger building energy codes for new and...

POTOMAC: Schumer Vows Permitting-Reform Push

News / July 20, 2023

Published by Clearing Up: The Department of Energy on July 12 awarded $90 million in grants for updating building energy codes. Western grant recipients include the California Energy Commission; the City of Fort Collins, Colorado; the Colorado Energy Office; and...

DOE awards $90 million for adoption of latest building energy efficiency codes

News / July 13, 2023

Published by PV Magazine US: New Buildings Institute was among various states, cities, tribes and nonprofits that were awarded grants for activities that will support energy code updates and implementation, including workforce development, community engagement, research and data collection, energy,...

The urgency of cooling access: Ensuring resilience and promoting equity in the U.S.

News / June 14, 2023

Published by Refigeration Industry: Financial assistance programs can help low-income households purchase energy-efficient, climate-friendly cooling appliances (like efficient air conditioners or heat pumps) that cost less to operate due to reduced energy consumption. Similar programs can also provide low-income households with...

Codifying Wood Pellet Heating’s Renewable Bona Fides

News / May 17, 2023

Published by Biomass Magazine: Believing that “biomass” was far too broad, New Buildings Institute introduced new language to further clarify biomass and exclude wood and wood-derived fuels. Specifically, NBI suggested revised language changed “biomass” to “biomass waste” adding a definition...