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.

2030 Climate Challenge

News / August 24, 2020

Earlier this year, the #2030ClimateChallenge launched to find bold solutions to immediately reduce greenhouse gas emissions and prioritize a low-carbon future that promotes economic prosperity and personal well-being. NBI is proud to partner with the Institute for Market Transformation, Architecture...

Electrification Nation: Buildings and Energy

News / July 22, 2020

Published by OurEnergyPolicy.org: Residential and commercial buildings are responsible for almost 40% of total carbon emissions in the United States. Policymakers with a focus on climate action are taking notice; they are advancing both policies that reduce emissions from the...

Reilly Loveland Wins USGBC Green Schools Ambassador Award

Post / March 12, 2020

NBI Project Manager Reilly Loveland was recently awarded the USGBC Center for Green Schools Ambassador Award at the March Green Schools Conference and Expo held this year in NBI’s hometown, Portland. Ore. We asked Reilly some questions about the award,...

Local students and parents win Green School Awards

News / March 6, 2020

Published by Portland Tribune: Local students, parents and others were honored for their efforts to help make area schools more sustainable during the Green Schools Conference and Expo in Portland on Monday, March 2. Reilly Loveland, project manager of the...