RMI Outlet, Rocky Mountain Institute’s blog, explores topics critical to RMI’s mission to transform global energy use to create a clean, prosperous, and secure low-carbon future.
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Faced with a promising new year, we have an opportunity to start fresh and get fit — and that includes our buildings. Has your building become fat and lazy? Is it consuming more than it provides? Efficiency is cheaper than energy!
It is not often these days that a public initiative, mired as many governments are in partisan and fiscal gridlock, holds promise to create a positive tipping point. Originally posted on Triple Pundit.
When we launched the RMI Outlet earlier this year, we sought to create a gathering place of individuals who are passionate about America’s energy future.
This year saw a major shift in the green building sector. According to figures released earlier this month, the majority of green buildings around the world using the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) criteria are retrofits of existing buildings rather than new builds.
In Chile, Rocky Mountain Institute Chairman and Chief Scientist Amory Lovins sees a country with vast efficiency and renewable energy potential.