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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

New Buildings Institute

To promote energy efficiency in buildings

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four stars

90.71

623 SW Oak Street Third Floor
Portland, OR 97205
tel: (503) 761-7339   Web Site
EIN: 68-0401509

Board Leadership
David B. Goldstein
President

CEO
Ralph DiNola
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.71 four stars
  Financial 86.87 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

New Buildings Institute is working to improve the energy performance of commercial buildings. We work collaboratively with commercial building market players- governments, utilities, energy efficiency Columbia Gorge advocates and building professionals- to remove barriers to energy efficiency, including promoting advanced design practices, improved technologies, public policies and programs that improve energy efficiency. We also develop and offer guidance to individuals and organizations on designing and constructing energy-efficient buildings through our Advanced Buildings suite of tools and resources.

New Buildings Institute is working to improve the energy performance of commercial buildings. We work collaboratively with commercial building market players- governments, utilities, energy efficiency Columbia Gorge advocates and building professionals- to remove barriers to energy efficiency, including promoting advanced design practices, improved technologies, public policies and programs that improve energy efficiency. We also develop and offer guidance to individuals and organizations on designing and constructing energy-efficient buildings through our Advanced Buildings suite of tools and resources.

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Financial

three stars

86.87

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
82.8%
  Administrative Expenses 13.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.42
  Program Expenses Growth 24.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 45.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by New Buildings Institute on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by New Buildings Institute on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
New Buildings Institute (OR) 90.71 four stars
Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (NY) 90.01 four stars
Solar Cookers International (CA) 95.38 four stars
Environmental and Energy Study Institute (DC) 93.52 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $735,892
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $735,892
   Program Service Revenue $2,203,371
Total Primary Revenue $2,939,263
   Other Revenue $6,928
TOTAL REVENUE $2,946,191
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,031,536
   Administrative Expenses $333,933
   Fundraising Expenses $105,210
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,470,679
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-524,488
   
Net Assets $1,135,446

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Building and Program Innovation $1,406,091 46.4%
Zero Energy Development $851,374 28.1%
Codes and Policies $774,071 25.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 08/01/2019 90.71 four stars
2017-06 07/01/2018 89.68 three stars
2016-06 06/01/2017 83.60 three stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 78.41 two stars
2014-06 07/01/2016 76.19 two stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 73.48 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 65.61 one star
2013-06 02/01/2015 70.45 two stars
2012-06 11/01/2013 78.91 two stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 68-0401509
Name in IRS Master File NEW BUILDINGS INSTITUTE INC
NTEE Code C05
NTEE Classification Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(350) Preservation of natural resources (conservation)
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date September, 1998
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$175,000 5.04% Ralph DiNola Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
New Buildings Institute (OR) 90.71 four stars
Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (NY) 90.01 four stars
Solar Cookers International (CA) 95.38 four stars
Environmental and Energy Study Institute (DC) 93.52 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

New Buildings Institute
623 SW Oak Street
Third Floor
Portland, OR 97205
tel: (503) 761-7339
fax: (503) 968-6160
EIN: 68-0401509

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Board Leadership

David B. Goldstein
President

CEO

Ralph DiNola
Chief Executive Officer

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