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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. Register and tune in to the Making the Business Case for ZNE webinar taking place Wednesday, March 19, at 10 a.m. Pacific. Research Director Cathy Higgins, Walgreens Sustainability Manager Jamie Meyers and Developer Gary Christensen will be presenting. Learn more

There are career opportunities at New Buildings Institute for an Advanced Buildings Manager, Chief Operating Officer and a Project Analyst/Energy Analyst. At NBI we are a diverse and committed group of professionals working to improve the energy performance of commercial buildings. If you are interested in working with a group of leaders in this field and have excellent skills and knowledge we hope you'll consider joining us. Learn more

We invite you to stand with NBI as a proud sponsor and support the future of building performance. By participating in our new sponsorship program, you will help us remove barriers to advanced practice and create a climate that rewards innovation. Learn More


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