The partnership intends to be recognized as a “Partnership Consortium” by the Department of Energy as requested in response
to the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 ( Federal Register notice, December 2, 2008, 73 FR 73311).

UPDATE: July 2009: Want to to participate in the Net-Zero Commercial Buildings Consortium? Here's how. (50 kB PDF)

Partnership participants reflect all disciplines necessary to implement high-performance commercial buildings including:

      A. the design professions, including national associations of architects and of professional engineers;

      B. the development, construction, financial, and real estate industries;

      C. building owners and operators from the public and private sectors;

      D. academic and research organizations, including at least one national laboratory with extensive commercial building energy expertise;

      E. building code agencies and organizations, including a model energy code-setting organization;

      F. independent high-performance green building associations or councils;

      G. experts in indoor air quality and environmental factors;

      H. experts in intelligent buildings and integrated building information systems;

       I. utility energy efficiency programs;

      J. manufacturers and providers of equipment and techniques used in high-performance green buildings;

      K. public transportation industry experts; and

      L. nongovernmental energy efficiency organizations.