Zero Energy Schools Stakeholder Engagement and Messaging Guide

Guideline / October 13, 2017 / Zero Net Energy / Zero Net Energy (ZNE)

Effective communication is critical to successfully engage your audience and ultimately achieve your goal of designing, constructing, and operating a zero energy (ZE) school. The Zero Energy Schools Stakeholder Engagement and Messaging Guide will help users to address key questions…

Five Steps to Net Zero

Guideline / February 2, 2017 / Zero Net Energy / 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…

Energy Department Launches Zero Energy Schools Accelerator

News / December 8, 2016 / Zero Net Energy / Zero Net Energy (ZNE)

The Energy Department has launched the Better Buildings Zero Energy Schools Accelerator. Six school districts, two states and several national organizations are working collaboratively to develop zero energy design that is cost-competitive to conventional construction in the education sector and...

New award recognizes California leadership in zero net energy schools

News / November 7, 2016 / Zero Net Energy / 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 / New Buildings Institute, Zero Net Energy / 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 / 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.

The Path to Net Zero: A Shout Out to Building Operators

Post / June 21, 2016 / Zero Net Energy / Controls, Operations & Maintenance, Zero Net Energy (ZNE)

Like they don’t have enough to do already, facility managers and building operators are now working to manage both sides of the electrical meter. The evolution of buildings incorporating advanced systems, highly integrated controls and distributed generation (typically photovoltaics) is...

Deep Energy Retrofit: Getting to Zero Net Energy Capable

Webinar / June 2, 2016 / Deep Energy Retrofits / Zero Net Energy (ZNE)

Learn how to drive 30% or greater energy savings with National Grid and NBI . National Grid has partnered with NBI on an exciting three-part Deep Energy Retrofit webinar series. This is the third and final webinar of this series.

Zero Net Energy Buildings and the Grid

Paper / April 5, 2016 / Zero Net Energy / Zero Net Energy (ZNE)

With exponential growth predicted for U.S. solar installations, substantial distributed energy supply will be available to buildings and communities across the country. When coupled with a highly efficient, intelligent building, these resources represent a tremendous asset, but also a complicated…

Deep Energy Retrofit: Getting to Zero Net Energy Capable

Webinar / June 2, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm / Deep Energy Retrofits / Zero Net Energy (ZNE)

Learn how to drive 30% or greater energy savings with National Grid and NBI . National Grid has partnered with NBI on an exciting three-part Deep Energy Retrofit webinar series.