Build Better Buildings in Pittsburgh

Published in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: The city can meet its climate-action goals, but only if its buildings are more energy-efficient…It was good to see the Post-Gazette’s coverage of City Council’s 8-0 vote to adopt the ambitious Climate Action Plan 3.0,...

Architecture 2030 Launches ‘Zero Code’ Standard

Published in the Architectural Record: In mid-April, Architecture 2030, a non-profit organization that aims to make the building sector part of the solution for global warming, released a “Zero Code”—guidelines support the creation of zero net carbon buildings by combining...

5 Key Trends Behind Zero Energy Buildings

Published by GreenBiz: The last two years have been good for zero energy buildings, according to our latest list of certified and emerging zero energy buildings by the New Buildings Institute. This list, published every two years, inventories projects across...

U.S., Canada Home To Nearly 500 Zero Energy Buildings

Published by Business Facilities: Nearly 500 verified and emerging zero energy buildings have been built across the United States and Canada—a 700 percent increase since the New Buildings Institute (NBI) began tracking projects in 2012. Zero energy buildings are ultra-low...

The Push and Pull of Building Performance

Published by Metal Architecture: Energy codes are often thought of as bringing up the rear, preventing the worst from happening, but not as drivers of innovation. Randy Croxton, FAIA is famously quoted for his astute observation, “Building to code means...