Where We’ll be in November

Eric Makela, Associate Director, will present “Zero Net Energy in Hawaii: Codes, Tools and Incentives” at the AIA 2018 Design Symposium “Building Voices: Livable Cities and Communities” on November 14 and on the 15th at the Pacific Building Trade Expo in...

RESTalk Interview with Eric Makela

Eric Makela, Associate Director, takes us on a journey through energy codes in a RESTalk interview. Learn how HERS raters influence the development of the IECC and more. Eric is the perfect tour guide, as he has spent the last...

Aiming For Zero Energy In Existing Buildings

Published by Facility Executive and written by Senior Project Manager, Alexi Miller: As the extreme weather impacts of a changing climate become more urgent, cities and states are racing to put in place strategies that will reduce carbon emissions, including...

NBI Newsletter

Learn about smart building-to-grid integration, new resources, our Board of Directors, zero energy homes, how better buildings can limit climate change, Proposition 39 ZNE Schools Leadership Awards and more.

Tips to Move Your Building Toward Net Zero

Published in BUILDINGS: Net zero buildings are becoming the standard for the future. In late August 2018, mayors from 19 cities around the world signed the Net Zero Carbon Buildings Declaration from the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group. The declaration...

Zeroing In

Published by Civil Engineering: Across the United States, primary and secondary school buildings are leading the way in the zero-energy movement, in which structures are designed to generate at least as much energy as they use. They tend to be...