Jim Edelson

Director of Codes & Policy | New Buildings Institute

As Director of Codes and Policy at NBI, Jim Edelson has been at the forefront of national commercial energy code development. Jim has served on multiple codes boards and Advisory Committees in Oregon, Wisconsin, for the International Code Council, and ASHRAE. His international work includes assisting in development of the Republic of Fiji’s first national energy code. Recently, Jim helped develop NBI’s New Construction New Construction Guide into an energy code for Boulder Colorado that demonstrates 30% better performance than 2012 IECC. In addition, Jim supports work with utilities, and their evaluation methodologies, that advances the implementation of market leading codes such as the Massachusetts Stretch Code. Jim has worked at NBI since 2002 and is now managing the organization’s Codes and Policy program. He has a B.S. and an M.B.A. from the University of Michigan.