Podcast: The Intersection of Getting to Zero and ESG

News / March 8, 2023

This special podcast episode, The Intersection of Getting to Zero and ESG, was created in collaboration with USGBC. In honor of International Women’s Day, NBI’s Leada Fuller-Marashi sits down with Melissa Baker, Senior Vice President, Technical Core at USGBC and...

Recently Verified Projects from CIRRUS Low Carbon

News / March 6, 2023

The CIRRUS™ Low Carbon program charts a practical and actionable course to a low carbon future. Using a low carbon design specification, developed collaboratively by PACE Equity and New Buildings Institute, CIRRUS Low Carbon provides lower interest rates to developers...

Why we can’t solve the climate crisis without schools — and teachers

News / March 2, 2023

Published by the Los Angeles Times: A a new report — released Thursday and shared exclusively with The Times — explores how K-12 schools can educate students about climate change, while contributing to climate solutions themselves. It’s a fascinating read,...

Breaking new ground: How Willowbrook Wildlife Center will cut energy use

News / February 22, 2023

Published by Daily Herald: New Buildings Institute recognizes 16 verified and emerging net-zero energy buildings in the state of Illinois. Willowbrook Wildlife Center will be the first net-zero development in the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County as part of...

Relevant 2023 ESG Strategies Needed

News / December 9, 2022

Published by StarProperty: The United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27), which was recently concluded on Nov 18 2022 in Egypt, has resulted in countries delivering a package of decisions that reaffirmed their commitment to limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C...

The Next Level: Next Gen Workforce

News / November 30, 2022

A recent article in NESEA’s BuildingEnergy magazine was written by Senior Project Manager Leada Fuller-Marashi. The article profiles the success of the Next Gen program. Learn more in the link below, starting on page 62 of the publication.

50 Sustainability Organizations For Architects Around the World

News / November 18, 2022

Published by Architizer: At this point, every practicing architect should know that the design and construction industry accounts for over 40% of global carbon emissions. Over the past few decades, as awareness about how the industry is helping to fuel...

FACT SHEET: Progress on Biden-⁠Harris Action Plan for Building Better School Infrastructure

News / October 26, 2022

Published by the White House: Today, Vice President Harris will provide a six-month progress report on the Biden-⁠Harris Action Plan for Building Better School Infrastructure, outlining a series of actions from across the Administration to upgrade our public schools with healthy,...

Agora Theatre redevelopment project wins energy-efficiency financing

News / October 19, 2022

Published by Cleveland Business Journal: A $15.5 million redevelopment project at the historic Agora Theatre and Ballroom complex in Cleveland’s MidTown neighborhood has qualified for a new type of low-interest financing based on its future energy efficiency. “This is a...

$15.5 million renovation underway for Agora Theater complex

News / October 19, 2022

Published by ABC News 5 Cleveland: Nearly 50 market-rate apartments as well as renovated office and restaurant spaces are expected at the Agora Theater complex, thanks in part to recently secured financing for the more than $15 million project. Shawn...