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NMB Bank Headquarters: The Impressive Performance of a Green Building

This paper describes the development, design, and construction of an early green building, the NMB Bank Headquarters in Amsterdam. The integrated project team worked across disciplines to design the building. The team included architects, construction engineers, landscape architects, energy engineers, and artists. This paper details the green characteristics of the…

Negawatt Revolution

This paper from 1990 describes electricity and cost savings potential. The examples given show how technology from the time could be harnessed to save three-fourths of electricity in use by companies. In the examples provided, savings can be found from lighting improvements, such as switching from incandescent lamps to compact…

Four Revolutions in Electric Efficiency

In this paper from 1990, Amory Lovins discuses four changes impacting electricity demand. He argues that demand for electricity is altered profoundly by new technologies for improved end-use efficiency, new ways to finance and deliver those technologies to customers, cultural change within utilities, and regulatory reforms to reward efficient behavior.