Today's existing buildings use 72% of our nation's electricity, much of which is wasted. We cannot transform our energy system and prevent runaway climate change if America's commercial buildings continue to consume dirty fossil fuels at today's rates. Join the movement to change this by visiting http://www.rmi.org/stand and get involved!
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Reinventing Fire: Bold Business Solutions for the New Energy Era offers market-based, actionable solutions integrating transportation, buildings, industry, and electricity. Built on Rocky Mountain Institute's 30 years of research and collaboration in all four sectors, Reinventing Fire maps pathways for running a 158%-bigger U.S. economy in 2050 but needing no oil, no coal, no nuclear energy, one-third less natural gas, and no new inventions. This would cost $5 trillion less than business-as-usual—in addition to the value of avoiding fossil fuels' huge but uncounted external costs. Dig Deeper With Our Series of Core Sector Presentations: View the Reinventing Fire Transporation video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1icbBaBNCBM View the Reinventing Fire Buildings video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yIi4aDCDrO8 View the Reinventing Fire Industry video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXcYkIMTGgU
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This video was re-recorded by RMI to serve the energy community until its original version, delivered in the TED All-Stars session in Vancouver on 18 March 2014, is posted at ted.com. Copyright (c) 2014 Rocky Mountain Institute. Spreading this video for noncommercial use is permitted and encouraged. Amory Lovins' TED-talks on Reinventing Fire and Winning the Oil-End Game have collectively had more than one million views. To celebrate, TED invited Amory to its 2014 TED Global conference in Vancouver, Canada, to give an update on the energy transition. In this re-recording by RMI, Amory shares how solar power worldwide is now growing faster than cellphones, and debunks the myth that a reliable electricity supply from mostly or wholly renewable resources will need giant "baseload" power stations or a breakthrough in cheap electrical storage.
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Rocky Mountain Institute visited the University of California, San Diego to study and document the "microgrid" that controls and integrates electricity supply and demand on the campus. UCSD's microgrid is one of the best examples of an electricity network that provides local control yet is interconnected with the larger electricity grid. At UCSD, the microgrid provides the ability to manage 42 megawatts of generating capacity, including a central cogeneration plant, an array of solar photovoltaic installations and a fuel cell that operates on natural gas reclaimed from a landfill site. The central microgrid control allows operators to manage the diverse portfolio of energy generation and storage resources on the campus to minimize costs. In addition, the campus can "island" from the larger grid to maintain power supply in an emergency, as in the case of the power blackout that struck parts of Southern California, Arizona and Mexico in September 2011. The microgrid at UCSD provides a living laboratory to experiment with integration and management of local resources and to optimize the use of these resources in interaction with market signals from the larger grid. Learn how RMI is seeking to identify and amplify the kinds of solutions that have the potential to transform the electricity system by visiting http://www.rmi.org/electricity
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Blockchain technology—underpinning the Bitcoin virtual currency—is being discussed as one of the most disruptive technologies since the internet. For the energy sector, blockchain has the potential to reduce transaction costs, enable active participation of a larger number of market participants (consumers and devices) and, as a consequence, accelerate the transition towards a cleaner, more resilient, and more cost effective system. Learn more about the Energy Web Foundation, a global non-profit organization focused on accelerating blockchain technology across the energy sector—with founding partners Rocky Mountain Institute and Grid Singularity. Learn more about Energy Web Foundation at energyweb.org. Follow on Twitter @EnergyWebX Video created by James Brown Media
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This video was re-recorded by RMI to serve the energy community until its original version, delivered in the TED All-Stars session in Vancouver on 18 March 2014, is posted at ted.com. Copyright (c) 2014 Rocky Mountain Institute. Spreading this video for noncommercial use is permitted and encouraged. It's frequently said that variable wind and solar power endanger reliable electricity supply; and so we need either "baseload" fossil fuel-burning power plants, or breakthroughs in bulk storage. That's a myth. Amory Lovins explains why.
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This video was re-recorded by RMI to serve the energy community until its original version, delivered in the TED All-Stars session in Vancouver on 18 March 2014, is posted at ted.com. Copyright (c) 2014 Rocky Mountain Institute. Spreading this video for noncommercial use is permitted and encouraged. Solar power worldwide is growing faster than cellphones. In this video, Amory Lovins explains how since 2008, half the world's new electricity generating capacity has been renewable, and why the lower cost, lower risk, and scalable mass-production of modular technologies like wind turbines and solar panels is outcompeting central power stations in the world market.
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Amory Lovins is the Chief Scientist and Co-Founder of the Rocky Mountain Institute: Learn more at http://www.rmi.org This video is courtesy of "23.5 Degrees" with Sam Champion - The Weather Channel
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Building efficiency description of the General Services Administration building in San Francisco.
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Cities are at the forefront of climate change risk and opportunity. Nearly 600 cities are making climate commitments, but they will only get us so far and must be substantiated with on-the-ground solutions that enable cities to make rapid progress toward near-term decarbonization, and put them on a path to full climate-neutrality. The Carbon-Free City Handbook helps city staff implement climate policies and actions that resolutely place their communities on an aggressive path toward sustainable, low-carbon economies.
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Energy-related economic, security, and environmental threats are intensifying the national conversation about how to regain energy leadership and competitiveness, restore jobs and prosperity, and build a secure and climate-safe energy system. Yet America lacks a comprehensive vision of how a market economy can achieve these transformational goals. RMI has that vision, and is now building its detailed roadmap, which we call Reinventing Fire™. This strategy will bring together RMIs 28 years of innovation and engage the world in our most ambitious and important work yet—using whole-system thinking and integrative design to move the U.S. off fossil fuels by 2050, led by business for profit.
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Joining forces to go further, faster in unlocking climate wealth. Learn more about Carbon War Room at http://www.carbonwarrom.com and Rocky Mountain Institute at http://www.rmi.org.
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Listen to our new CEO Jules Kortenhorst explain why he is so excited to join the team at a moment when RMI is poised to drive incredible impact against the biggest and most urgent issue that humanity is facing—climate change. Help us drive impact and donate today http://www.rmi.org/cleanenergyfuture
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High Performance by Integrative Design follows the first installment in the High Performance Building Series to provide an in-depth look at how the integrative design process happens. The film includes examples of how design teams collaborate in new ways to integrate high-performance design elements, such as daylighting, energy efficiency and renewable energy, for optimal performance. Viewers experience charrette discussions and see the design process unfold on projects such as the Empire State Building retrofit, Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Phipps Conservancy, the Desert Living Center, Willow School and Chicago Botanic Gardens.
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For nearly 80 years the Empire State Building has been an icon of the New York City skyline. Built in another time of economic hardships, it was designed to symbolize America's limitless potential. Today the Empire State Building is undergoing a major sustainability retrofit, thereby becoming a leading example of economic and environmental revitalization. Credits: Produced by: Rocky Mountain Institute (rmi.org), Johnson Controls (johnsoncontrols.com) and Jones Lang LaSalle (jll.com) Script: David Fribush Camera: Stephen McGee Editing: Jonah Bea-Taylor Original Music Score: Caroline Penwarden Narration: Joshua Pollock Voice Recording and Mix Engineer: Kevin Adams Carbon Nation's ESB Charrette and Amory Lovins footage used by permission from the Earth School Educational Foundation, Inc. Special Thanks to: The Skyscraper Museum
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The Global Cooling Prize is an innovation competition to develop a climate-friendly residential cooling solution that can provide access to cooling to people around the world without warming the planet. Learn more: www.globalcoolingprize.org
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Fleets switching their tractors to 6x2 axle configurations could realize a 2.5% fuel reduction, among other benefits. Since the original Confidence Report on 6x2 axles issued in January 2003 , 6x2 adoption among North America long-haul fleet has increased from approximately 2% to 4–5% in 2016. However, many fleets still view them as a niche offering suited for the southern region of the U.S. Factors that have contributed to the limited adoption of 6x2 axles include: low fuel prices, higher tire wear, driver perception, residual value, and improved efficiency of 6x4 axles. However there is reason for optimism with 6x2 technology. Through a combination of best practices and adoption of complementary technologies, fleets have found that 6x2 axles work for their application and are benefitting from the improved fuel consumption. One promising new development is 6x2 tandem axles with liftable pusher axles. For more information, visit us at http://truckingefficiency.org/chassis/6x2-axles To learn more about Trucking Efficiency, go to http://truckingefficiency.org/ Support Rocky Mountain Institute-Carbon War Room today: https://www.rmi.org/give/ Blog: https://www.rmi.org/insights/blog/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/RockyMtnInst Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RockyMtnInst/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/organization... Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rockymtninst/ Flipboard: https://flipboard.com/@rockymtninst/ Google Plus: https://plus.google.com/u/1/b/1020153... Video created by James Brown Media
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RMI Senior Associate Jesse Morris explains how RMI is working to make solar photovoltaic more affordable and less financially risky, and how it is innovating new models for utilities to cost-effectively scale solar across the country. Learn how RMI's approach of proving the business case behind renewable energy and energy efficiency is the fastest way to solve our most urgent energy and climate challenges. Help us and donate today: http://www.rmi.org/cleanenergyfuture
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Description: Go behind the scenes at RMI's state-of-the-art, beyond net-zero energy office and convening center in Basalt, Colorado, and learn more about how the highest performing building in the coldest climate zone in the US was contracted, designed, constructed, and what it can teach the building industry. Learn more at rmi.org/innovationcenter
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Boulder is again at the forefront of a buildings revolution with a new net-zero energy building called Boulder Commons. Successfully reaching Boulder's bold climate goals of 80% reduction in community emissions by 2050 requires dramatically reducing energy use. Rocky Mountain Institute and Boulder leaders are unlocking leasing solutions for net zero energy buildings. With the leadership and investment of Boulder Energy Challenge, we will be setting a new precedent for high-value, high performance buildings that are better for owners, occupants and the environment. Support Rocky Mountain Institute today: https://www.rmi.org/give/ Blog: https://www.rmi.org/insights/blog/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/RockyMtnInst Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RockyMtnInst/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/organization... Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rockymtninst/ Flipboard: https://flipboard.com/@rockymtninst/ Google Plus: https://plus.google.com/u/1/b/102015370483341366862/+RockyMtnInstitute
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Rocky Mountain Institute CEO Jules Kortenhorst gives a snapshot of RMI's work in 2016, looking forward to our future ambitions to transform global energy use for a clean, prosperous and secure low-carbon future for all, forever. Happy holidays from RMI-CWR!
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In Boulder, CO, leaders in the commercial building industry are helping to meet the city's ambitious climate goals with net-zero energy buildings, enabled by an innovative new lease structure. Learn how this powerful lever can help scale NZE commercial buildings that are better for owners, tenants, and the environment.
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Support Rocky Mountain Institute-Carbon War Room today: https://www.rmi.org/give/ Blog: https://www.rmi.org/insights/blog/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/RockyMtnInst Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RockyMtnInst/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/organization... Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rockymtninst/ Flipboard: https://flipboard.com/@rockymtninst/
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Sam Newman, senior consultant, discusses RMI's success with the Solar Balance of System Charrette and its collaboration with the U.S. Department of Energy.
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Introduction to Rocky Mountain Institute-Carbon War Room's Islands Energy Program, created in 2017. Support Rocky Mountain Institute today: https://www.rmi.org/give/ Blog: https://www.rmi.org/insights/blog/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/RockyMtnInst Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RockyMtnInst/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/organization/20826/admin/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rockymtninst/ Flipboard: https://flipboard.com/@rockymtninst/ Google Plus: https://plus.google.com/u/1/b/102015370483341366862/+RockyMtnInstitute Video created by James Brown Media.
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At a ceremony in Stockholm November 1st, Amory B. Lovins, chief scientist of RMI, received the Volvo Environment Prize, awarded for outstanding contribution to understanding or protecting the environment through scientific, socio-economic or technological innovation or discoveries of global or regional importance.
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A case study from RMI's video High Performance Building: Performance by Integrated Design. The Empire State Building is a leading example of a breakthrough process to retrofit large commercial buildings for environmental sustainability. Bringing together Johnson Controls, Jones Lang LaSalle and the Clinton Foundation, RMI helped identify a highly innovative package of retrofits. The $13.2 million dollar project will reduce its energy consumption by 35 to 40 percent while saving $3.8 million annually in energy costs.
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Rocky Mountain Institute and the U.S. Green Building Council have partnered to produce a compelling film that documents the business case for building green. Thirteen LEED projects are profiled. This film features interviews with the CEOs, business executives, developers, school administrators, government officials, building managers, and design professionals who recognize the real benefits of going green
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