Minneapolis offers incentives for EV chargers in new garages after state code blocks requirement

News / November 25, 2022

Published by News Pub: Attempting to sort out one of many greatest challenges within the shift to electrical automobiles — the dearth of at-home charging at flats and condos — the Metropolis of Minneapolis final yr required electrical automobiles chargers...

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment, Energy Storage and Solar Permitting and Inspection Guidelines

Guideline / November 23, 2022

In many parts of the United States, navigating building permits required for distributed energy resources such as solar, storage, and electric vehicles (EVs) can be a daunting process.  Under a three-year project, funded by the Department of Energy, NBI has…

Buy Clean: A First Step in Low-Carbon Standards

News / November 17, 2022

Published by Green Building Advisor: The federal government is ramping up efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions with the Federal Buy Clean Initiative, a plan to use the government’s enormous buying power to force wider use of low-carbon building materials....

New Buildings Institute Introduces a Building Decarbonization Model Code

News / November 9, 2022

Published by Zondits: Expanding its focus on advanced building energy codes, New Buildings Institute (NBI) has announced the release of a new model code with a focus on decarbonizing the U.S. residential and commercial building stocks. Model codes are intended...

Organizations Seek Governmental Support in Lowering Building Emissions

News / November 9, 2022

Published by Environment + Energy Leader: Two dozen building organizations are calling on government representatives at COP27 to commit to decarbonization efforts in the built environment, which they say is a leading driver of climate impacts. The group of building...

Codes for Climate Early November 2022 Newsletter

News / November 4, 2022

The latest Codes for Climate newsletter includes info on the draft 2024 Commercial  and Residential International Energy Conservation Codes (IECC), a webinar explaining how to submit public comments on the Residential draft,   federal funding opportunites, codes and standards development updates, news,...

Unpacking the 2024 IECC Residential Public Comment Draft

Webinar / November 15, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am PST

The residential section of the 2024 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) has been released for public comment. Watch NBI and NRDC experts in this on-demand webinar that summarizes the major changes proposed, the process for submitting public comment, and ways…

Why Building Energy Codes Are Gaining Traction

News / September 29, 2022

Published by EC&M: The International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), is in the latter stages of its triennial revision and could ultimately incorporate requirements that widen the code’s scope from simply energy savings and efficiency to include aggressive decarbonization strategies. Proposals...

Washington, DC, poised to ban natural gas use in new buildings

News / September 28, 2022

Published by S&P Global: Washington, D.C., could become the latest East Coast city to prohibit natural gas use in new homes and commercial buildings if a divisive all-electric construction mandate survives an upcoming vote. Many cities and states update their building codes...

A game-changing model code for existing buildings gives jurisdictions a path to eliminate carbon emissions in the current building stock 

News / September 19, 2022

The Existing Buildings Decarbonization Code is an overlay to the 2021 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) and covers residential and commercial retrofits  New Buildings Institute (NBI) has released the Existing Building Decarbonization Code, a new way for jurisdictions to reduce...