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Building owners, facility managers and design teams working toward high energy performance buildings have a potential new ally in the IgCC. The development committee reviewing new proposals for enhancing the IgCC voted to approve a proposal that would add a first-ever outcome-based compliance path in a model energy code. Today's Facility Manager reports that testimony submitted by an assortment of industry representatives, including NBI, was enough to convince the committee to favor the proposal. (5/12/2014) Read article

It’s time to increase our focus on building operations and occupancy issues. Mark Frankel, AIA, technical director for NBI and the Vision 2020 chair for Codes, Standards + Rating Systems wrote this article for EcoHome. Outcome-based policies, regulations, and incentives that promote ongoing building performance are critical to achieving 2030 goals. (12/9/2013) Read article

A growing list of America’s leading companies such as Walgreens, TD Bank and PNC Bank are building zero net energy (ZNE) retail outlets. New Buildings Institute’s recent 2014 Getting to Zero Status Update found over 25% of the ZNE buildings are privately owned businesses. These are in addition to the public and non-profit sectors that have also determined the value in low and zero energy buildings. Learn more

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The New Construction Guide from Advanced Buildings offers a comprehensive approach to new commercial construction projects that achieves efficiencies up to 40% higher than conventional buildings. Read more

NBI's latest study shows the number of zero net energy projects has more than doubled since 2012. Read more