Getting to Zero Forum


New Buildings Institute (NBI)

Marriott Oakland City Center - 1001 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94607

October 9 - 11, 2019

Join building and energy industry leaders at the premier global event dedicated to defining a low-energy, low-carbon future for the built environment.

The Getting to Zero Forum is a solutions-focused event dedicated to zero energy and zero carbon buildings, attracting 550+ leading policymakers, design professionals, building owners, systems manufacturers, commercial real estate representatives and others working to define the future of the built environment. One year after the Global Climate Action Summit in California, the Forum is the official follow-up event for the buildings industry. The event builds on past Forums and continues the work of the Global Climate Action Summit with a specific focus on scaling zero energy and zero carbon buildings developing tangible pathways for building owners, cities, communities, and states to meet their energy and climate goals, boost economic growth, and achieve the goals set out in the Paris Accord.

Mark your calendar and plan on joining us in Oakland, California, on October 9-11, for the 2019 Getting to Zero Forum. Visit for more information.


Along with the Forum itself we are aiming to have the messaging around our George Malek Scholarship amplified by our Local and Community Partners. 

Help us support students and young professionals attend the Forum by sponsoring the George Malek Memorial Scholarship Fund

Students requiring financial assistance to attend can receive help with registration and in some cases travel expenses. We are currently fundraising to support the George Malek Memorial Scholarship Fund named after NBI Board Member and ComEd efficiency leader George Malek, who passed away in November 2017. We can think of no better way to remember George’s spirit and commitment to energy efficiency than to instill the same in the next generation of advocates. Learn more about George at:

We are asking George’s peers at utilities and implementers across the country to help support the scholarship fund with contributions to send local students to the Forum.



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