About Team zero

Our vision is to make the built environment a positive asset on the carbon balance sheet of the planet.

TEAM ZERO is a 501(c) 3 non-profit charitable and educational organization. We were formerly known as the Net Zero Energy Coalition. Our funding comes through contributions from sponsors, membership fees, grants, donations and contracts.

We represent many individuals and organizations working towards a future where buildings and homes have zero negative impacts on the planet while replenishing and nurturing ecological well-being.

Our members, sponsors and Board includes professionals from construction, architecture, building science, regulatory, environmental nonprofit association, manufacturing, communications and media sectors.

TEAM ZERO Believes


  • Rapid adoption of zero energy and zero carbon solutions in the built environment is imperative for economic, environmental and societal security.
  • Cost savings, improved building performance, and increased asset value will provide attractive economic benefits compared with standard homes and buildings.
  • Improved health, occupant performance and comfort will create demand for zero homes and buildings.
  • Job creation, economic growth, cleaner air, and less dependence on imported energy will provide societal benefits.
  • Working together we can more effectively influence the marketplace than by acting separately.
  • Our future is ZERO and we can get there faster and more effectively by working as a team.


  • Collaboration. Engaging with, networking with, and creating a unified voice for, multiple stakeholders in support of collective initiatives to accomplish more and faster, than can be done by individual organizations on their own.
  • Leadership. Coalescing the strategic direction, creating a practical roadmap, and inspiring collective action by members, allies, and sponsors to fulfill the TEAM ZERO mission.
  • Innovation. Sharing advances from industry leaders and technical experts with builders and designers and other stakeholders to catalyze industry transformation.
  • Equity. Recognizing that the success of zero energy and zero carbon homes and buildings depends on making them affordable and available to all sectors of society.
  • Education. Identifying, enhancing and effectively sharing the most vital ‘Path to Zero’ information, using the most effective marketing and communications tools, to educate and inspire all in the value chain to take action in the most appropriate way.
  • Impact. Harnessing the power of like-minded people to mobilize massive change. Through collaboration, leadership, innovation, equity, and education, TEAM ZERO will play a key role in making zero energy and zero carbon buildings the new normal.
  • Verification. By means of an annual inventory of new zero energy home construction, along with NBI’s annual inventory of zero energy commercial buildings, TEAM ZERO will verify progress toward our common goal.
  • Motivation. By applying state of the art marketing approaches and bringing together the marketing resources of members and their consultants in a national campaign, TEAM ZERO will motivate all players in the value chain to design, build, sell, and buy zero energy homes and buildings.