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#Gettingto50 & Beyond | Path to Zero Energy Buildings

There are no technical barriers, and few financial ones, to restrict the energy efficiency of most commercial construction from being at least 50 percent better than current code requirements. However, there is limited practical guidance for design teams who may be ready to consider advanced building performance. Getting to 50 Buildings Database Many projects have already approached or surpassed this high level of performance, but the task of tracking down who’s done what, and with what result, can be cumbersome and time consuming. NBI's Getting to 50 Buildings Database streamlines your research efforts by providing a central online location for information on buildings that have successfully met that performance test. Summary of Getting to 50 building characteristics Getting to 50 Buildings Database Federal Tax Incentives The Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPACT 2005) provide...

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