EV Readiness: Let’s Walk Before We Run
The term, “coopetition” is often thrown around RMI. It describes a spirit embraced by innovative companies to set aside their differences and collaborate toward a common goal—one that is often much bigger and more ambitious than what an organization could reasonably achieve alone.
Energy Modeling for High-Performance Buildings (Video)
The black box “voodoo” that many consider building energy modeling to be today is being dragged into the spotlight. New, more aggressive building efficiency standards, codes and disclosure rules such as those implemented in San Francisco, New York City and Washington, D.C., are already acting as change agents, driving greater focus on the importance of energy modeling as an accurate predictor of true energy use.
New Tool Helps Portfolio Owners Prospect for Profitable Retrofits
An exciting tool is now available for those prospecting for profitable building retrofits. Analogous to giving a miner a GPS and the coordinates of a gold vein, the new Retroficiency software tool tells building owners, managers and service providers which building to target for retrofit.
Dr. RetroFit Addresses Historic Building Retrofits (Video)
RMI's Victor Olgyay, also known as Dr. RetroFit, and Elaine Adams, AIA discuss historic building retrofits and where you can find more information on this topic.
Is Predicting Energy Efficiency Performance a Gamble?
Vegas could make a killing collecting bets on potential building energy performance —some might say you have as good a chance picking next year’s Super Bowl winner. Yet, building energy modelers are tasked with the challenge of predicting building energy use before a building is even designed, or before they know how the building will be used and operated.