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Our sights are set on 2030 – the year when all buildings are targeted to be carbon neutral. We are working to scale up what we’ve done since our founding in 1997: accelerate adoption of best practices in energy performance for the built environment. The building sector is responsible for roughly 40% of energy used in the United States and more than one-third of the carbon emissions. In U.S. cities, that number can rise as high as 75% of overall energy use. NBI’s work to transform how our buildings use and generate their own energy is critical at this moment.

Your contribution to NBI’s work funds work across our programs to:

  • ensure our national, state and local building codes move buildings into a climate-positive future
  • drive innovation and adoption of technology for carbon neutral buildings
  • educate architects, engineers, builders, owners, and others in the buildings sector how to deliver zero energy / carbon neutral buildings

Individual Support

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recognizes New Buildings Institute as a Section 501(c)(3) public charity. Gifts to NBI are tax-deductible in the United States to the fullest extent of the law. Our Federal Tax ID # is 68-0401509. If you’re curious to learn more about the impact of our work, check out our most recent annual report.

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Unable to provide financial support at this time? The next best thing you can do is help to spread the word about our latest work! Be sure to follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, or Instagram and share our latest updates with your network.

Corporate Support Options

NBI’s work is made possible by the generous support of both philanthropic and corporate partners. Financial support helps us to continue to work towards a future where the built environment is a positive force against climate change. We have a range of programmatic efforts available for corporate sponsor support. Learn more about them below:

Next Gen Program Leaders Circle Other Program?
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Next Gen is a professional development program of New Buildings Institute for college students, designed to to foster the next generation of diverse buildings industry leaders, and in doing so, bolster inclusivity in the buildings industry at large.
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NBI’s Leaders Circle showcases firms that have proven their passion, knowledge, and innovation for designing zero energy (ZE) buildings–those that produce as much energy as they consume through renewable resources. Eligible firms must have a verified project in NBI’s Getting to Zero Buildings Database.
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If interested in providing corporate support in any of the above options, please fill out this form and we will be in touch.

Additionally, we have a number of state & efficiency programs that directly support NBI because of our work. If interested in this type of support, contact Meghan Humphreys for more information.

(Photo above: Bishop O’Dowd High School | Credit: David Wakely)


With your support, we can change the landscape for energy use in buildings.

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Want more information about NBI?

Contact Meghan Humphreys at [email protected]

Donations to NBI are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.
NBI is an IRS certified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, tax ID number 68-0401509.