About the Getting to Zero Forum

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


The Getting to Zero Forum is the premier event dedicated to zero energy and zero carbon buildings, featuring the world’s leading experts who are creating the market-based solutions that are driving a growing movement to define the future of the built environment. 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. The 2021 Forum will attract more than 800 leading policymakers, design professionals, building owners, systems manufacturers, and commercial real estate experts.

On October 27-29, participants will share perspectives on the growth of zero energy and zero carbon, learn about best practices for successful projects, and collaborate on opportunities for zero energy and zero carbon to transform the built environment.

The Getting to Zero Forum is a three-day event, but the movement to drive the highest levels of efficiency in buildings happens all year. Engage with the zero energy and zero carbon movement through our Best of the Forum webinar series, the Getting to Zero Resource Hub with over 300 zero energy and zero carbon resources, and our Getting to Zero blog which features news, industry thought leadership, project spotlights, and more.


600+ industry leading attendees including policymakers, architects, engineers, building owners and operators, manufacturers, and more.

170 speakers and 33 sessions covering critical topics such as embodied carbon, decarbonization and electrification, building-grid integration, and codes and policies.

19 scholarship recipients from 12 universities representing the next generation of industry changemakers.

Four workshops offering a deeper dive into embodied carbon, zero energy schools, volumetric modular multifamily construction, and Passive House certification.

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, Rocky Mountain Institute 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.


NYSERDA, a public benefit corporation, offers objective information and analysis, innovative programs, technical expertise, and funding to help New Yorkers increase energy efficiency, save money, use renewable energy, and reduce reliance on fossil fuels. NYSERDA professionals work to protect the environment and create clean-energy jobs.