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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Earlier this month, South by Southwest (SXSW) held their inaugural Eco conference in Austin, Texas. Although SXSW holds an annual independent film festival that is second only to Sundance, an interactive conference comparable to TED and a music festival that is truly second to none, the SXSW crew saw the need for a concerted, cross sector approach to solving sustainability and environmental challenges and launched their latest effort, SXSW Eco.
In a public announcement last month, Mayor Greg Ballard detailed the upgrades to the 73,000 square foot City-County Building. The comprehensive energy retrofit targeted the 1960’s era heating and cooling systems, and included improvements that reduced total energy usage by 46 percent, and are resulting in guaranteed energy savings of $750,000 annually for the next 15 years.
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Everyone wants to be in a daylit space these days. When tenants are looking for a new space, it's all about how much light comes in,
Last week, thousands of green building professionals from around the world gathered at the world’s largest conference and expo dedicated to green buildings. Greenbuild NEXT, hosted by the U.S. Green Building Council October 4-7 in Toronto was the first time the event took place outside the U.S.