27 Jan '18, 5pm

Debunking Industry Myths on Leased Net-Zero Energy Buildings - Rocky Mountain Institute:

I recall my father’s advice, “Do the best you can with what you have, and if the stars align, you’ll have the opportunity for better.” The staff at Rocky Mountain Institute’s (RMI’s) office in Boulder, Colorado, had made the most of the space we occupied for the past nine years—a 50-year-old converted motorcycle shop. It was cold in the winter and hot in the summer but it had character, and we were able to operate it fairly efficiently (47 kBtu/sf/yr). However, when the opportunity was presented to become a tenant in the first net-zero energy (NZE) leased building in Boulder, we were smitten. This was our chance! We had long wanted a space that aligned with our sustainability values and provided a better environment for staff, along the lines of our Innovation Center in Basalt, Colorado . Boulder Commons gave us the opportunity to demonstrate a more market-based approach t...

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