The Smart Energy Decisions Innovation Award recognizes outstanding work in support of the dramatic transformation taking place in today's electric power markets.
(Source: Smarter Building Technologies Alliance, Inc., PR, Mar., 2020) Contact: Smarter Building Technologies Alliance, Inc., Kevin Martin, 800-832-2943 Ext. 704, email@example.com, www.sbt-allaince.com; New Buildings Institute, www.newbuildings.org
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USGBC and NBI missions are closely aligned and reflected in their collective efforts to advance zero energy buildings and support grid integration over the past five years, according to the USGBC. (Source: USGBC, NBI, PR, July, 2019)
Contact: NBI, Ralph DiNola, CEO, (503) 761-7339,
(503) 968-6160 - fax, www.newbuildings.org; USGBC, Mahesh Ramanujam, Pres., CEO, (202) 552-1500, www.usgbc.org
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ZE is defined as ultra-low energy projects that consume only as much power as can be generated onsite by clean, renewable resources. This definition is, however, evolving to consider multiple buildings in a campus or neighborhood that use a larger, central solar array.
In addition to the Zero Energy Project List, NBI has released a new online tool offering information about the ZE buildings: HERE.
Download the 2019 Getting to Zero Project List HERE. (Source: New Buildings Institute, PR, 15 May, 2019) Contact: New Buildings Institute, www.newbuildings.org
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According to a New Buildings Institute report, New York State leads the Northeast in net-zero buildings, with 27 documented ongoing and completed net-zero building projects and a total of 132 net-zero, high-performance and passive house building projects.
To facilitate the construction of similar projects, NYSERDA will provide $15 million through the next round of the New York State Consolidated Funding Application process to expand the state's Net-Zero Energy for Economic Development program. (Source: NYSERDA, Multi Housing News, 19 April, 2019)Contact: New Buildings Institute, www.newbuildings.org; NYSERDA, Alicia Barton, Pres., CEO, (518) 862-1090, www.nyserda.ny.gov
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Energy efficiency upgrades and advanced energy technologies included LED lighting and advanced lighting controls, a 2.4MWh solar power system, electric vehicle charging stations, and a plan to replace the property's HVAC system with a high-efficiency unit, all of which contribute to the facility's Emerging Zero Energy status. It is the first building owned by an institutional commercial real estate investor to be included in the New Buildings Institute's registry of emerging and verified Zero Energy retrofit buildings.
Santa Clara's municipal electric utility, Silicon Valley Power, provided an incentive for the solar power system as well as rebates for some of the energy upgrades.
(Source: Alta Energy, Inc., PR, Mar., 2018) Contact: Alta Energy, Sam Lee, CEO, Marc Roper, Media, (650) 489-1302, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.altraenergy.com; PGIM Real Estate, www.pgimrealestate.com; New Buildings Institute, www.newbuildings.org
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Of the ZE verified projects, 70 pct are LEED-certified or registered with LEED, with most reaching either platinum- or gold-certification levels. The report notes that 36 pct of the ZE Emerging projects -- those either not yet verified as ZE or recently occupied -- are LEED-certified or registered with LEED.
The significant overlap between ZE buildings and LEED-certified buildings in the NBI list illustrates how LEED specifically promotes features that can help projects reach zero energy goals. Virtually all of the LEED Energy and Atmosphere credits support the advanced energy performance necessary for zero energy.
Access the NBI 2018 Getting to Zero Status Update and List of
Zero Energy Projects HERE. (Source: New Building Institute, ProudGreenBuilding, USGBC, 8 Feb., 2018) Contact: NBI, www.newbuildings.org; USGBC, Mahesh Ramanujam, President and CEO, (202) 552-1500, www.usgbc.org
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The long-term goal is to create a policy road map to achieving a zero carbon building sector. Under its three-year plan, the city will initially evaluate the carbon footprint of the cities building stock and examine its current policies and incentives.
The aim is to couple its building requirements and codes, planning and economic incentives to encourage building owners to implement energy efficiency measures and move toward zero net carbon.
Download the New Building Institute Zero City Project details HERE
(Source: Michigan NPR, 22 Jan., 2019) Contact:
City of Grand Rapids, Alison Waske Sutter, Sustainability Manager, (616) 456-3000, email@example.com, www.grcity.us; New Buildings Institute, Ralph DiNola, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.newbuildings.org
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In an effort to overcome these barriers, NBI has developed a new construction standard that delivers savings of 15 pct to 25 pct irregardless of the project being subject to the residential or commercial versions of energy code.