Jim Edelson

Director of Policy

As Director of Codes and Policy at NBI, Jim Edelson publishes and speaks on stretch codes, net zero policies, and the carbon impacts of buildings. He has been instrumental to the development team of stretch codes in the state of New York. Jim has served on multiple codes boards and Advisory Committees for Oregon and Wisconsin, the International Code Council, and ASHRAE. His international work includes assisting in development of the Republic of Fiji’s first national energy code. Jim helped develop NBI’s New Construction Guide into an energy code for Boulder Colorado that demonstrates 30% better performance than 2012 IECC. In addition, Jim supports work with utilities, and their evaluation methodologies, that advances the implementation of market leading codes such as the Massachusetts Stretch Code. Jim has worked at NBI since 2002 and is now managing the organization’s Codes and Policy program. He has a B.S. and an M.B.A. from the University of Michigan.