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Three new profiles of Advanced Buildings projects are now available. Read about Abraham Lincoln Elementary School, Duxbury Bay Maritime School and New England Regional Council of Carpenters. These three high performance buildings were designed using the Advanced Buildings New Construction Guide Tier 1 criteria. See Advanced Building project directory

NEW RELEASE! A new guide from Advanced Buildings, "Rooftop Unit HVAC Efficiency: Repair, Retrofit, Replace," provides a framework for energy savings in unitary rooftop equipment. This primer for contractors, operators, efficiency program managers and others provides solutions to improve the efficiency of existing unitary heating and cooling equipment, known as rooftop units (RTUs). Learn more

The Northeast Collaborative for High Performance Schools (NE-CHPS) has adopted the Advanced Buildings New Construction Guide as a prescriptive path to meet the energy performance requirements of Version 3 of the NE-CHPS Criteria.  The New Construction Guide can be used as an alternative to modeling to meet NE-CHPS's energy prerequisite and superior energy performance requirement.

Don't miss the 2015 Getting to Zero National Forum highlighting the advanced design practices, policies and programs that drive exemplary energy performance in buildings. Architects, engineers, owners and other building professionals who want to learn more about low-energy buildings and even zero energy performance shouldn't miss this premier event! Learn more and register


Up to 40% better energy performance for new commerical projects using the New Construction Guide from Advanced Buildings. Learn more

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