The New Buildings Institute (NBI) seeks new entries for its Zero Buildings Database.
This listing helps illustrate the feasibility of ultra low-energy buildings. The database represents North America’s most comprehensive listing of zero energy and zero carbon buildings, including verified projects and emerging projects that have a goal of getting to zero but have yet to achieve the outcome, according to NBI.
The count of commercial buildings in the Getting to Zero Buildings Database has grown by more than 30% to 628 buildings since NBI released the 2018 Status Update. Submitted projects are vetted and added to the interactive database.
Users can search and sort based on numerous factors including location, building size, and building type. A zero energy building is one that consumes only as much energy as is produced over the course of a year by clean, renewable energy such as solar power.