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Net-Zero Energy

Cities Hold the Keys to Greener, More Efficient Homes

Our homes may be a source of safety, comfort, and stability—but they also represent a considerable slice of our country’s carbon emissions (over 20 percent, according to the latest estimate from the US Energy Information Administration). Addressing this piece of our energy system is essential to achieving our climate goals.

How to Cost-Effectively Withstand the Next Polar Vortex

The 2019 polar vortex has passed, leaving behind many harrowing stories in its wake. The new Cold Climates Addendum of Rocky Mountain Institute’s Economics of Zero Energy Homes report illuminates how our homes can be better prepared for weather extremes cost-effectively, even in some of the coldest climates in…

Zero Over Time Process Drives Existing Portfolios Toward Net Zero Energy

Net-zero energy (NZE) buildings are gaining interest from building owners, tenants, and landlords alike. RMI’s latest report, in partnership with Urban Land Institute (ULI), Best Practices for Achieving Zero Over Time for Building Portfolios, outlines our zero-over-time (ZOT) approach to help portfolio owners navigate the barriers to achieving net zero…