NBI Releases Code Overlay for Electrification

Published by BuildingGreen: New Buildings Institute (NBI) wants to help jurisdictions bite off however much electrification they can chew. Recently released model code language offers provisions for requiring all-electric buildings and alternative provisions for requiring electric-ready buildings. Cities and towns can layer...

NBI is Hiring a Project Analyst

NBI is seeking a Project Analyst to join our team and become an integral part of our organization. Project Analyst: This position will become an integral part of the NBI organization, working across NBI programs. Primary duties include technical research and...

Where We’ll Be in October

Director of Building Innovation, Smita Gupta, will be speaking at Better buildings: A holistic approach to decarbonizing the built environment, a virtual event from Arup. The virtual session will take place on Thursday, October 7 at 11:00 am PDT. Amruta...

DOE stirs up climate fight over building codes

Published by E&E News: Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm warned the creators of the nation’s most widely used model for building energy codes yesterday that their work could be sliding toward “irrelevance” in addressing climate change, signaling that a once-obscure policy...

Cracking the Code

Published by Architect Magazine: Building codes and regulations shape our cities in countless ways, distilling generations of development experience, best practices for safety, technological know-how, and, especially in the case of zoning laws, society’s harmful, retrograde views on equity and equality....