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Energy Retrofit Guide for Caribbean Hospitals: A reference guide on deep energy retrofits for Caribbean hospital administrators

Report or White Paper, 2015

This guide was developed to provide healthcare administrators in the Caribbean islands the resources necessary to find energy savings for their facilities, finance those savings, and follow through with the activities necessary to realize those savings.

The guide has an accompanying website (www.hospitalretrofits.org) that serves as an easy-to-use tool to break through the barriers of complex engineering and financing models; and gets to real and actionable savings that can be tailored to a specific facility.

Authored jointly by Arup, Carbon War Room, the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre, and Rocky Mountain Institute, the guide supports the mission to accelerate the adoption of busi- ness solutions that reduce carbon emissions and advance the low-carbon economy. It should be noted this work would not be possible without a number excellent industry texts that set out clear processes for implementation and wider guidance. A full list of references is outlined in Appendix B.


Green Footstep: Calculations and Data Sources

Report or White Paper, 2011
Green Footstep is an online assessment tool for reducing carbon emissions from building construction projects and is publicly available at greenfootstep.org. The Green Footstep tool guides the user through the process of life cycle carbon assessment, and then reveals how users can theoretically reduce the net carbon emissions. Some description of the calculation method is provided on the website; however the calculations and data sources are not provided in detail. This paper provides these calculations and data sources in order to make the Green Footstep methodology completely accessible to the general public.


Sense and Response: A Bioclimatic Dialogue of Place

Journal or Magazine Article, 2009
This paper analyzes human's historical and contemporary responses to the biological environment.


Systems Thinking for Radically Efficient and Profitable Data Centers

Presentation, 2008
This presentation shows how to apply a whole-system approach to the energy use in data centers in order to provide 95-99% energy savings. The authors present strategies for saving energy that have been applied effectively to data centers.


Lightfair: Economics of Daylighting and Occupant Productivity

Presentation, 2004
This presentation makes the case that workers are more productive in buildings that provide daylighting. The presentation provides several examples of office buildings, stores, and manufacturing facilities with ample outdoor light.


Energy Performance Contracting for New Buildings

Guide, 2004
This guide, published by Eley Associates in consultation with RMI, can be used as a source of information to help designers and builders decide if performance contracting and performance-based fees are appropriate for specific projects. A step-by-step guide to creating performance contracts is provided.


Design Recommendations for High-Performance Data Centers

Report or White Paper, 2003

In 2003, RMI convened an innovative whole-system design charrette to challenge the current model for data centers and develop a groundbreaking data center design—a clean-sheet model with no compromises. This report summarizes the recommendations from the charrette.


Negawatts for Fabs: Advanced Energy Productivity for Fun and Profit

Presentation, 1998
In this presentation, Amory Lovins presents data showing that chip fabrication plants can be significantly more energy efficient. Lovins shows how a whole-systems design approach can result in significant energy and cost savings, which results in more profit for the company.


Energy Efficient Buildings: Institutional Barriers and Opportunities

Report or White Paper, 1992
This paper describes the barriers to building energy efficient buildings and the opportunities available for building these units. The analysis describes why the building energy systems of the 90s were inefficient and how to reinvent the building design process.


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