Model Stretch Code Provisions for a 20% Performance Improvement in New Commercial Construction

Guideline / November 6, 2017 / Codes And Policy / Energy Codes

This summary document describes a set of code strategies that represent a 20% performance improvement for commercial buildings over the ASHRAE 90.1-2013 code baseline (and approximately similar savings over the IECC 2015 baseline). An additional document provides the detailed code…

The State of Technology: Outcome-Based Energy Codes and zEPI

News / August 1, 2016 / Codes And Policy / Energy Codes

This article focuses on two innovations in development over the last decade in energy codes: outcome-based energy codes and zEPI. It also features a graphic from New Buildings Institute’s “Energy Performance of LEED for New Construction Buildings”, which highlights how...

Institute Submits Outcome-Based Pathway for Inclusion in the 2018 IECC

News / April 5, 2016 / Codes And Policy / Energy Codes

Building on a multi-year, industry-wide effort to include an outcome-based pathway for energy compliance into the 2015 International Green Construction Code (IgCC), the National Institute of Building Sciences has introduced a similar proposal to be considered for inclusion in the...

Jim Edelson receives Jeffery A. Johnson Award

News / March 23, 2016 / Codes And Policy / Energy Codes

NBI Director Of Codes & Policy, Jim Edelson, recently received the Jeffrey A. Johnson award at the DOE National Energy Codes Conference. This award recognizes his outstanding accomplishments surrounding building energy codes. Learn more

The Case For Better Energy Codes

Factsheet / December 19, 2015 / Zero Net Energy / Energy Codes

In late October, building code offi cials from across the country will gather in Charlotte, North Carolina, for a final action hearing to review and vote on revisions to the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC). New Buildings Institute (NBI), American…

Getting to Zero Database

Online Tool / December 19, 2015 / Outcome-Based Performance, Zero Net Energy / Energy Codes

NBI works to identify, research, analyze and promote commercial buildings that are leaders in low- and –zero energy performance outcomes. Here you will find in-depth information about high performance buildings across the United States, Canada, and beyond. The database includes…