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Net-Zero Energy

Getting to Zero in Buildings: Insights from zLab

In October, 2019, Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) and New Buildings Institute (NBI) organized an inaugural zLab to bring together industry leaders to brainstorm solutions and develop action plans around three topics: building electrification for decarbonization, advanced decarbonization policies for existing buildings, and unlocking new value through grid-interactive buildings. RMI has…

Guide: Best Practices for Achieving Zero Over Time for Building Portfolios

Net-zero energy (NZE) buildings are gaining interest from building owners, tenants, and landlords alike. A zero-over-time (ZOT) approach focuses on cost-effective energy efficiency and renewable energy by prioritizing projects that pay back quickly in the short term, while aligning larger energy efficiency projects with major…

Pathways to Zero: Tools for Carbon-Free Buildings, Districts, and Communities

Putting the buildings sector on a pathway to zero carbon emissions is of critical importance. And an increasing number of cities, states, developers, and building occupants are seeking the best ways to improve the performance of buildings while improving resilience, stimulating economic growth, and meeting ambitious environmental goals. RMI’s research series—Pathways…