Zero Energy Schools Charrette Toolkit

Guideline / October 11, 2017 / Getting to Zero

NBI’s Zero Energy Integrated Design Charrette Toolkit for Schools provides you with materials to help plan and lead a successful charrette for your school project. It can be used for almost any team aiming for high levels of energy efficiency or sustainability whether actively pursuing zero energy (ZE) or not. The toolkit lays out a step-by-step process, starting with pre-charrette planning through post-charrette actions and includes information specifically for a ZE building.


This guidance is further supported by the Zero Energy Schools Stakeholder Engagement Guide. The toolkit includes templates and customizable documents such as:

  • Agendas for both attendees and facilitators
  • Template invitation email
  • Activities for pre charrette prep and charrette brainstorming
  • Discussion topics
  • Charrette PowerPoint presentation
  • Checklists
  • and more