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Sense and Response: A Bioclimatic Dialogue of Place

AUTHOR: Olgyay, Victor
DOCUMENT ID: 2009-04
YEAR: 2009
DOCUMENT TYPE: Journal or Magazine Article

This paper analyzes human's historical and contemporary responses to the biological environment.

Design for Health: Summit for Massachusetts Health Care Decision Makers

AUTHORS:
Karolides, Alexis
Archambault, Tomakin
DOCUMENT ID: D05-11
YEAR: 2005
DOCUMENT TYPE: Report or White Paper

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.

Energy Performance Contracting for New Buildings

AUTHORS:
Eubank, Huston
Browning, William
DOCUMENT ID: D04-23
YEAR: 2004
DOCUMENT TYPE: Guide

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.

Lightfair: Economics of Daylighting and Occupant Productivity

AUTHOR: Lovins, Amory
DOCUMENT ID: D04-04
YEAR: 2004
DOCUMENT TYPE: Presentation

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

AUTHOR: Karolides, Alexis
DOCUMENT ID: D03-16
YEAR: 2003
DOCUMENT TYPE: Fact-sheet or One-pager

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.

Introduction to Green Building: Resource Efficiency

AUTHOR: Karolides, Alexis
DOCUMENT ID: D02-15
YEAR: 2002
DOCUMENT TYPE: Fact-sheet or One-pager

This article, originally published in RMI Solutions, introduces the concept of green building. The author argues that green building enhances the natural environment while benefiting humans. Several methods of saving energy and money in the building process are described.

Why Build Green?

AUTHOR: Karolides, Alexis
DOCUMENT ID: D02-14
YEAR: 2005
DOCUMENT TYPE: Guide

This guide describes the benefits of green building and provides case studies of a variety of successful buildings and developments.

Greening the Building and the Bottom Line

AUTHORS:
Romm, Joseph
Browning, William
DOCUMENT ID: D94-27
YEAR: 1994
DOCUMENT TYPE: Report or White Paper

This paper, which was written jointly by RMI and the Department of Energy, describes the energy efficiency measures undertaken by eight organizations. In each of the cases presented, improved efficiency in lighting, heating, and cooling increased worker productivity, decreased absenteeism, and sometimes improved the quality of the work being performed.

Sustainable Design Guide of the Japanese Institute of Architects (Foreword)

AUTHOR: Lovins, Amory
DOCUMENT ID: D96-03
YEAR: 1996
DOCUMENT TYPE: Book or Book Chapter

In this chapter, Amory Lovins lays out some of RMI's core principles such as biomimicry and whole-systems design and applies them to sustainable design. He suggests that the best from Eastern tradition be combined with the best from Western technology to create ideal green spaces that are healthy for people as well as being energy efficient.

Greening the White House: a Comprehensive Energy and Environmental Retrofit

AUTHOR: Browning, William
DOCUMENT ID: D94-09
YEAR: 1994
DOCUMENT TYPE: Report or White Paper

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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