28 Apr '15, 8pm

Do you really know how close you are to Net Zero?

“The Zero Energy Performance Index (zEPI) is a straightforward scale that fundamentally shifts how we think about and measure energy efficiency in buildings,” says Jim Edelson, NBI’s Director of Codes and Policy. Edelson traveled recently to the DOE National Energy Codes Conference in Nashville to present on zEPI and explained that rather than using a “percent-better-than-code” metric, zEPI provides an easy-to-visualize scale designers and policymakers can use to track their progress to net zero. The scale, conceived by NBI Fellow Charles Eley, was adopted into the 2015 International Green Construction Code (IgCC) last fall and will be published in the IgCC when it comes out later this spring. It is an absolute scale with two established endpoints: (1) A building or policy with energy use equal to that of an average building in the year 2000 (established by the CBECS datab...

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