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Built Environment - Lighting & Daylighting 15 Items

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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.


Digging Deep: Are CFLs Really Green?

Report or White Paper, 2008
This paper addresses the debate over compact fluorescent lamps and incandescent light bulbs through lifecycle analysis. The research shows that the environmental impact of incandescents is more than that of CFLs.


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.


Comparison of Lifecycle Analyses of Compact Fluorescent and Incandescent Lamps Based on Rated Life of Compact Fluorescent Lamp

Report or White Paper, 2008
This paper compares the efficiency of compact flourescent lamps (CFLs) and incandescents using lifecycle analysis. The research shows that despite the added complexity in manufacturing CFLs and mercury emitted over a CFL's life, the CFLs are still a net "win" over an incandescent light.


Policy of Energy Change

Interview, 2008

In this interview, Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper and Amory Lovins discuss energy policy. Topics discussed include walkable cities, how to drill for efficiency, and what governments can do to accelerate clean energy. The importance and opportunity of legislation on a local level are emphasized. Domestic drilling, funding sources for clean energy, putting a price on carbon and motivating change are other topics discussed. Amory concludes by describing the security issues related to our electric grid, and the necessary steps to build a more reliable and localized energy infrastructure.


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.


Design for Health: Summit for Massachusetts Health Care Decision Makers

Report or White Paper, 2005
This report describes the process and outcomes of RMI's Design for Health, a summit for Massachusetts health care decision makers. The Summit was a meeting of healthcare facility decision makers addressing the opportunities and challenges in implementing sustainable design principles in the Massachusetts healthcare construction marketplace.


Home Energy Briefs: #2 Lighting

Report or White Paper, 2004

This is the second in a series of nine Home Energy Briefs and it focuses on lighting. This Brief gives an overview of steps to take in making your home lighting more energy efficient while maintaining and improving lighting quality.


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.


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.


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