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2016 Getting to Zero National Forum - Growing a Movement


11/17/2016

--by Ralph DiNola
 
The NBI Getting to Zero Forum team is back in Portland after a HUGELY successful week in Denver hosting the third Getting to Zero National Forum with our co-hosting partner, Rocky Mountain Institute. In many ways, the events of the Forum feel like a milestone and a turning point for supporting and growing a movement toward a zero net energy built environment. The passion and energy of the participants was palpable and the range and diversity of the plenaries and education sessions demonstrated depth and maturity for a movement that is beginning to sweep the building industry and becoming the North Star for the next wave of vision, leadership and innovation in the building industry.
 
Several themes emerged out of the Forum, based upon a carefully curated program of industry thought leaders and experienced professionals driving this movement:

Energy + Carbon and the Grid
Enthusiasm pervaded the Forum about the commitment of over 190 nations signing the COP21 Paris accord. Ratification of the agreement in the days leading up to the Forum felt like an endorsement of our efforts to reduce carbon emissions in the built environment, arguably the leading sector to deliver rapid near-term reductions in CO2 emissions. 
 

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