Zero Energy/Carbon Codes

Codes & Policy / October 28, 2018 / Zero Net Energy (ZNE)

Building energy codes are playing an increasing in facilitating the move to ZE buildings. As advances in construction practices and building components and systems are proven out, communities are  strengthening the building codes so that higher levels of building efficiency...

Achieving Ultra-low and Zero Energy Buildings and Portfolios in Providence Stakeholder Workshop

Event / September 20 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm / Zero Net Energy (ZNE)

This half-day workshop will provide the context of low and zero energy buildings including definitions and an overview of the national and regional status of the zero energy (ZE) market adoption and growth. Participants will review technologies, approaches, processes of…

Achieving Net-Zero Energy Buildings Workshop

Event / September 25 @ 8:00 am - 12:30 pm / Zero Net Energy (ZNE)

This free workshop in Washington, DC, will outline the processes, technologies, and approaches common in net-zero energy buildings and recommend steps to success from predesign through operations. Local case studies will highlight local buildings and lessons learned.

Making the Path to Zero Energy Buildings Well Worn Together

Post / February 28, 2018 / Zero Net Energy (ZNE)

When does a path become a road? Is it volume of travelers, difficulty of terrain or perhaps the need to arrive more rapidly at the destination to create the attention and resources needed to smooth out the path? For zero...

Educational Sector Leads on Zero Energy Buildings, but Lacks Retrofits

Post / January 29, 2018 / Zero Net Energy (ZNE)

New research by NBI looks at the reasons why existing schools don’t aim for zero. New Buildings Institute (NBI) recently released its Zero Energy* Buildings List with nearly 500 verified or emerging commercial buildings projects. Educational facilities continue to outpace...

ZNE Action Bulletin

Document / June 25, 2017 / Zero Net Energy (ZNE)

In response to requests for more information on news and events in the zero net energy (ZNE) buildings arena, New Buildings Institute (NBI), in partnership with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), developed this ZNE Action Bulletin to keep you…

Five Steps to Net Zero

Guideline / February 2, 2017 / Zero Net Energy (ZNE)

This guide is an introduction to how architects and engineers can help clients upgrade their existing buildings to be ZNE through a Deep Energy Retrofit combined with renewable energy sources. A Deep Energy Retrofit is an existing building retrofit that…

New award recognizes California leadership in zero net energy schools

News / November 7, 2016 / Zero Net Energy (ZNE)

Districts, projects, individuals honored for driving ZNE in new and existing projects California is leading the nation in the transformation of K-12 schools and community colleges to zero net energy (ZNE) performance. To honor early innovation and leadership in this...

Zero Net Energy Initiatives Taking Root

News / August 11, 2016 / Zero Net Energy (ZNE)

This article digs into California’s successes with zero energy buildings and overall increases in ZEBs nationwide.

How net-zero buildings impact the grid

News / August 9, 2016 / Zero Net Energy (ZNE)

This article from GreenBiz discusses how zero energy buildings will interact with the electrical grid in the future. The piece highlights a recent paper by NBI’s Alexi Miller and Jim Edelson.