Summary and Recommendations of the Getting to 50 Summit

Report / January 21, 2010 / Codes And Policy

In March 2007, New Buildings Institute (NBI) hosted and facilitated the Getting to 50 Summit. This meeting of 60 experts was initiated to develop relationships and strategies which will significantly and rapidly reduce energy use in new and renovated commercial buildings. Getting to 50 (GT50) refers to the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPACT 2005), which provides tax incentives for buildings that are designed to use 50 percent or less of the energy of typical code buildings (ASHRAE 90.1-2001).