John Bendt, vice president of building retrofit strategy for Minneapolis-based Apogee Enterprises Inc., believes that many buildings are undergoing retrofits before owners and teams have considered all critical building aspects, especially the buildRead more
BASALT, Colo. — The Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) broke ground Oct. 15 on its new Innovation Center based in Basalt.Read more
NEW YORK — An energy efficiency program at the iconic Empire State Building has generated about $7.5 million in savings over the past three years.Read more
NEW YORK — The energy efficiency program at the Empire State Building has exceeded guaranteed energy savings for the second year in a row, saving $2.3 million and providing a model for building retrofits nationwide.
In 2011, the Empire State Building exceeded its year one energy-efficiency guarantee by 5 percent, saving $2.4 million, and in the second year, the property beat its energy-efficiency guarantee by about 4 percent.Read more
Michael Kinsley, a senior consultant at Rocky Mountain Institute, helped coordinate a team of experts who compiled information for the institute’s new publication, “Accelerating Campus Climate Initiatives: Breaking Through the Barriers.” The guide was created in concert with the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education and examines several barriers and solutions for climate change initiatives at school campuses.Read more