Local Energy Codes Hindered by Preemption Rules

White paper examines how the federal rule structure for appliances and HVAC equipment raise costs and limit improved energy performance Portland, OR—A white paper released today by New Buildings Institute (NBI) finds that federal preemption rules present a major barrier...

Where We’ll Be in Summer

On August 24, Cathy Higgins, Research Director, will present at the Net Zero Energy Conference in Commerce, CA. She will lead a panel of national experts in “From Design to Developer: The Methods, Motivations and Money that Move NZE Forward”....

Net Zero Energy is Dead, Long Live Zero Energy

Published by the Living Building Chronicle: The International Living Future Institute’s reboot of its Net Zero Energy program is more than a name change. It establishes NZE’s replacement — Zero Energy (ZE) Building Certification — as the standard for an...

NBI’s Spring Newsletter

News includes: list shows a doubling of ZNE projects, cities getting help to prioritize energy upgrades, lighting demand for indoor agriculture increasing, commemorating Earth Day, zero energy schools and training.