Our mission is to accelerate the market adoption of zero energy buildings and communities across North America.  We aim to make the built environment a positive asset on the balance sheet for the planet.

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Operating individually, the market will change.

Collectively, it will transform.

The Net-Zero Energy Coalition is a change agent, catalyzing and championing a transformation of the built environment to net-zero energy by executing initiatives that UNITE THE INDUSTRY and ACCELERATE THE MARKET.

Members, partners, and sponsors will benefit from extensive industry exposure, connections to net-zero energy leaders globally, and access to resources and funding for collective efforts.

In early 2014, NZEC produced a report for NRCan, entitled “Coordinating and Unifying NZE Efforts in North America,” and documented 146 organizations and 100 builders focused on zero energy.  This demonstrates industry momentum, and an opportunity to consolidate and coordinate efforts toward greater market adoption.  Our role is a backbone organization to facilitate this collaboration and transfer knowledge within the industry.

Founded in Canada, in January 2006, the Net-Zero Energy Coalition has grown to serve the industry across all of North America.  Our mission is to accelerate market adoption of net-zero energy buildings and communities in order to make the built environment a positive asset on the balance sheet for the planet.

Services

NZEC’s efforts place a keen focus on bridging the knowledge gap between the Innovators and the emerging Early Adopter market. As the only organization solely focused on zero energy in North America, the Coalition will provide trustworthy and easy access to information and resources, and unite a peer group of industry leaders. We aim to simplify the adoption of zero energy for our customers, enabling them to accelerate their zero energy business development.

As such, the Coalition will provide the following services to its members. Each of these is an opportunity for a specific sponsorship or funded project over the next 3 years.

  • Hub Zero:  Hub Zero a centralized online resource creating a simplified pathway for organizations to design, build, and sell zero
  • Zero Energy Market Engagement a North American campaign designed to engage the early adopter market, inspiring them to make their next project zero energy, and driving them to Hub Zero for the needed resource.

 

Other Coalition Services:

  • Promotion of products and services via a “Who’s Who” Zero Energy Directory
  • The best new information from our leadership network via “The Pulse on Net-Zero Energy” Newsletter
  • Real-time insights from industry leaders via monthly webinars (with 24/7 access to our library of webinar recordings)
  • Peer networking via the Coalition LinkedIn Groups and other online events

Collective Impact

We believe we can accomplish more as a collective whole – move the market faster, accelerate energy independence, and build better communities

As a collective impact backbone organization the Coalition will provide unique value to net-zero energy stakeholders from across industry sectors, compelling the participation of a growing number of members, sponsorship of key activities, and the engagement of new collaborators.

“Collective Impact Initiatives are long-term commitments by a group of important actors from different sectors to a common agenda for solving a specific social problem. Their actions are supported by a shared measurement system, mutually reinforcing activities, and on-going communication, and are staffed by an independent backbone organization.”

Stanford Social Innovation Review, Winter 2011

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