NBI’s Smita Gupta to serve as Director for Federal Facility Decarbonization

News / August 30, 2022

New Buildings Institute is proud to announce that Director of Building Innovation Smita Gupta has been appointed as a detailee to the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ)! The CEQ is one part of the Executive Office of the President and...

Hopeful in 2022 during this make-or-break year on climate change

Post / January 6, 2022

We are optimists, and a new year offers opportunities for inspiration and hope. Our current challenges seem unrelenting. But even as we battle several emergencies all at once, we see bright spots of opportunity for necessary and significant progress to...

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at New Buildings Institute

Post / September 28, 2021

We recognize there are structural injustices and inequities in our systems and climate work. NBI is committed to the journey necessary to ensure every member of our society has equal access to and benefits from zero energy and zero carbon....

Why K-12 Should Feature in America’s National Climate Strategy

Paper / April 21, 2021

This white paper by UndauntedK12, New Buildings Institute, and the Coalition for Climate Education Policy offers a national perspective on the urgent role that our K-12 sector must play in our national climate strategy. In particular, we urge state and…

Want to actually fix the environment? Change how buildings are built

News / January 29, 2021

Published by Fast Company: The U.S. is recommitting to dramatically reducing greenhouse gas emissions and capping global warming under 1.5ºC. How do we make progress while also managing through a global pandemic? We need to talk about buildings. For decades,...

How Biden’s Sweeping Climate Plan Impacts CRE

News / January 28, 2021

Published by Commercial Property Executive: The executive orders create what the president called a “unified national response” to climate change. This article helps explain what that means for commercial real estate. Ralph DiNola, CEO, is quoted in the article, “We...

2020 NBI Newsletters

News / December 7, 2020

December 2020 Newsletter The December 2020 Newsletter includes information about: the growth of zero-energy verified buildings since 2018, 2021 IECC, the Advanced Water Heating Initiative, implementing building performance standards to reduce carbon emissions, a new awards program spotlighting all-electric building...

AECCafe Bunker Broadcast

News / December 3, 2020

Hear Reilly Loveland, Project Manager, talk about NBI, the Peninsula Clean Energy awards program, and more on the AECCafe Bunker Broadcast. Visit gettingtozeroforum.org to see some of the resources she mentioned during the call.

To Deal with Climate Crisis, Society Needs to Address Disconnect Between Energy and Health

News / October 2, 2020

Published by ecoRI News: As the planet spins into a deepening climate crisis, energy is one of the key topics on the table when it comes to mitigation. But much of the discussion, be it about solar power, wind energy,...

Energy Efficiency Day

Event / October 7, 2020

Energy Efficiency Day is the first Wednesday in October – Oct. 7, 2020. This effort is a collaborative effort of dozens of energy efficiency advocacy groups around the United States. Join us.