About Getting to Zero

Join us in defining a new energy and carbon future for the built environment

Carbon emissions from buildings are 39% of the problem. You are 100% of the solution.

Getting to Zero aims to accelerate action by state and local governments and building industry professionals to create a clean energy future for the built environment. We envision a transformed built environment that is carbon-free, sustainable, and energy efficient and supports thriving economies that benefit all people and the planet .

Getting to Zero amplifies the work of people and organizations that are accelerating and broadening efforts to deliver decarbonized buildings at scale, and helping policymakers achieve ambitious climate commitments related to the built environment. Efforts cover both residential and commercial sectors for new and existing buildings and engages leading policy makers, designers, building owners, systems manufacturers, and commercial real estate professionals to overcome the remaining barriers to net zero buildings the norm.

Getting to Zero Forum

The Getting to Zero Forum is the premier event dedicated to building decarbonization. With a growing number of climate emergencies across the United States and around the world, there is no more important time than now for the Getting to Zero Forum. The event brings together the world’s leading experts to share best practice approaches to reducing energy demand and decarbonization related to policy, program, and projects. It is the only event with a broad cross-section of stakeholders focused on ambitious building efficiency goals and is an ideal venue for organizing both the policy and building communities to achieve zero carbon ambitions. Learn more and register for the next Forum.

365 Education & Resources

The Getting to Zero platform provides ongoing opportunities for advanced learning, knowledge sharing, recognition to facilitate the development and dissemination of actionable solutions. We bolster market capability to deliver on building decarbonization goals by sparking collaborations, supporting local action, providing education, and curating collections of resources including guides, policy models, studies, and technical advice on how to achieve zero energy and carbon neutral goals.

About NBI
New Buildings Institute (NBI) is a nonprofit organization working to improve the energy performance of commercial buildings. NBI’s mission is to push for better buildings that achieve zero energy, zero carbon, and beyond – through research, policy, guidance, and market transformation – to protect people and the health of the planet.


About RMI
Since 1982, RMI has advanced market-based solutions that transform global energy use to create a clean, prosperous and secure future. An independent, nonprofit think-and-do tank, RMI engages with businesses, communities and institutions to accelerate and scale replicable solutions that drive the cost-effective shift from fossil fuels to efficiency and renewables.