Wanted: NBI seeks zero energy and low-energy buildings

When you’re on the leading edge, sharing experiences and lessons learned with other trend setters creates a cycle of growing momentum. In the expanding market of high performance and zero energy buildings (ZEB), market-leading professionals now have a place showcase their own projects, and learn from one another.3_b

Is your building being counted?
New Buildings Institute (NBI) seeks North America’s most advanced energy efficiency commercial projects to feature at the upcoming Getting to Zero National Forum, October 12-14 in Denver. Since 2012, NBI has published an annual list of verified, emerging and low-energy verified buildings documenting trends in zero energy performance. Designers, engineers, architects, building owners and operators are invited to submit their commercial projects into NBI’s Building Registry to be counted and recognized.

Entered buildings will be vetted and published in the 2016 Getting to Zero Buildings list to be released at the National Forum and shared with media outlets across the country. Leading builders and designers will be rewarded with honors at the gathering. Verified zero energy projects will also be added to the Getting to Zero Buildings Database. The database’s in-depth information shows high-performance and commercial ZEBs across North America.

As cities look to curb building emissions, a major source of carbon pollution, ZEB projects are tangible solutions to address climate change and are being tapped by many cities and states as a means to meet energy and carbon mitigation goals. ZEBs produce as much energy they consume over the course of a year, typically achieved through a combination of energy efficiency and renewable energy.

Help us get to 400 buildings!

Momentum for ZEB is on the rise  and based on these trends, we estimate there are at least 400 buildings which are achieving ZEB status, working toward it, or have efficiency levels on par Buildings growthwith ZEB projects. NBI currently has documented 339 projects is calling on the green building and energy efficiency community to help us identify additional buildings by the time we publish the 2016 list.

Do you know of a building that should be included? Tell us about your project today! Perhaps your state is one of the few blanks remaining on our map—now’s the time to be counted.

The Building Registry is your chance to join a club of innovators, share your project, and push forward on the growing momentum for zero energy buildings.

For more information, contact kevin@newbuildings.org