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Reinventing Fire Buildings Sector Methodology

Report or White Paper, 2011
This document provides RMI's methodology for the analysis of the buildings sector in Reinventing Fire.


Lovins' Response to "The Homely Costs of Energy Conservation"

Letter, 2009
This piece by Amory and Judy Lovins was written in response to an article in The Wall Street Journal about the design, construction, and renovation of the Lovins' home. The Lovins' response draws economic conclusions opposite to those of the original article.


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.


RMI Visitor's Guide

Guide, 2007
The RMI Visitor's Guide details the design and engineering of Amory and Judy Hill Lovins' house. The Visitor's Guide explains the strategy and economics underlying the design and construction of the house.


Home Energy Briefs: #4 Space Heating

Report or White Paper, 2004

This Home Energy Brief serves as a guide for home-heating options. It covers the topics of heat loss and passive heating; the efficiency, maintenance, and costs of heating systems; and what you should consider when purchasing a heating system.


Home Energy Briefs: #3 Space Cooling

Report or White Paper, 2004

This Home Energy Brief focuses on space cooling. The Brief covers the issues of heat gain, passive cooling, and space cooling systems.


Introduction to Green Building: Environmental Sensitivity with Building Materials

Fact-sheet or One-pager, 2003
This article about environmentally sensitive building materials is the second in a series about green building. The author details the environmental impact of building materials, including concrete, metals, wood, and carpeting.


Cool Citizens: Everyday Solutions to Climate Change: Household Solutions

Guide, 2002
This brief describes residential carbon dioxide emissions profiles and calculations of carbon dioxide reduction measures. The brief provides a profile for energy consumption, energy costs, and the emissions of greenhouse gases resulting from the direct and indirect use of energy in the household.


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.


Greening the White House: a Comprehensive Energy and Environmental Retrofit

Report or White Paper, 1994
This report describes RMI's experience with the "Greening the White House" project. In this initiative the Clinton Administration analyzed, designed, and implemented a program to improve the energy use in the building. The project provides a unique vantage point for teaching about technological advances, environmental responsibility, and sustainable design.


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