Tools for Getting to Zero Energy in School New Construction

Webinar / March 21, 2019

Zero energy schools are indeed possible and don't have to come with a premium price tag! Watch this one-hour webinar focusing on new design guidance that helps school projects cost effectively achieve advanced levels of energy savings. NREL's Paul Torcellini…

Technical proposals putting the 2021 IECC on a glide path to efficiency

Webinar / March 5, 2019

Updating of the 2021 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) is underway! Watch this free webinar hosted by New Buildings Institute and the Energy Efficiency Codes Council to hear from experts working on the 2021 IECC update. With this webinar you…

The GridOptimal Buildings Initiative Phase 1: Metrics, Modeling, and Momentum

Webinar / February 28, 2019

NBI and USGBC are leading the GridOptimal Buildings Initiative, a collaborative project bringing together a wide range of organizations interested in optimizing building performance to promote grid integration. The GridOptimal project team is developing metrics by which building features and…

Five Things You Wanted to Know About Our Net Zero Future with Cathy Higgins and Alexi Miller of New Building Institute

Webinar / February 26, 2019

Growth of the commercial net zero construction market is vital to the high performance and zero carbon future. In this webinar, Cathy Higgins and Alexi Miller of NBI report trends and case studies of net zero construction across the US.

Schools are Leading! A Closer Look at Districts Getting to Zero Energy

Webinar / February 14, 2019

Schools are leading the race to zero energy (ZE) construction with over 100 verified and emerging educational buildings across the country. These buildings are low-energy projects that consume only as much energy as they produce from renewable resources. Watch this…

Effective Design Strategies for Optimal Energy Performance and Occupant Comfort and Health

Webinar / December 13, 2018 / Benchmarking & Feedback

With building occupants spending an average of 90% of their time indoors, indoor environmental quality is key to occupant comfort and health and provides a unique opportunity to focus on advancing energy efficiency. This one-hour webinar will present best practices…

Perspectives on the Cost of ZNE Retrofits

Webinar / November 29, 2018

The path to Zero Net Energy (ZNE) school retrofits can be a daunting one. Some issues may seem overwhelming. Teams looking to implement ZNE often ask questions like where do I start? How do you pay for it? Learn from…

Portfolio Energy Benchmarking and Prioritization – Step by Step

Webinar / November 8, 2018 / Benchmarking & Feedback

This one-hour webinar covers the practical realities of benchmarking individual buildings and building portfolios, prioritizing audits, and targeting commissioning and retrofit activities that will optimize portfolio energy performance and occupant comfort.

Zero Carbon/Energy Codes: Key Policy Tools to Meet Climate Goals

Webinar / November 1, 2018

As governments of all scales consider options for meeting deep greenhouse gas reduction goals, attention has turned to how to achieve zero energy or zero emissions from new construction in the building sector, which is responsible for more than 40%…

Mission Possible! Southern California Prop 39 ZNE School Retrofit Pilot Case Studies

Webinar / October 23, 2018

This one-hour webinar highlights two ZNE school retrofit projects – one at a district scale and another at a community college. Featured projects include Garden Grove School District and San Bernardino Community College. Viewers will advance their knowledge of the…