News Analysis

NBI Stretches Code to Save 20% More Energy

The goal is to move energy codes forward more rapidly.

January 5, 2018

When President Trump backpedaled the United States out of the Paris Accord last year, the New Buildings Institute (NBI) was in the midst of designing new provisions for energy codes that would reduce greenhouse gas emissions from buildings.

At the time, NBI was developing energy code strategies for 12 cities from the Zero Cities Project, which had set aggressive goals to meet their Paris Accord commitments.