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A City in the Rockies Paves the Way for Net-Zero Energy Leases

Boulder, Colorado, is a national leader in sustainability—especially when it comes to the built environment. The City of Boulder has the most aggressive new construction energy code in the country, the nation’s first voter-approved tax dedicated to addressing climate change, and a benchmarking policy that requires efficiency…

Putting Home Energy Upgrades on the Air

Rocky Mountain Institute has teamed up with the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) to supply the nation’s TV newscasters with materials about home energy upgrades that they can use in their broadcasts, blogs, and websites when they are most relevant. Drafty, energy-inefficient homes can seem perfectly fine when conditions…

Portfolio-Wide Energy Optimization Can Deliver Outsized Returns

Download RMI’s new report, Capturing Value Through Portfolio Energy Optimization: Best Practices for Real Estate Owners and Investors. For owners of building portfolios, improving the bottom line through energy projects continues to be an undeniable opportunity. The financial benefit directly associated with implementing energy projects was projected to be a…

5 Key Trends Behind Zero Energy Buildings

Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) and New Buildings Institute (NBI) are cohosting the 2018 Getting to Zero National Forum, April 17–18, in Pittsburgh. The forum is a leading industry event aimed at growing the market for net-zero energy buildings and communities. The below piece is adapted from a recent announcement…