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Spinning it off: RMI Incubates Success


RMI has created four major spinoffs: Three for-profit companies and one nonprofit

In addition, RMI staffers, with the Institute’s encouragement, spun off two further for-profits—Rising Sun Enterprises (Basalt, Colorado) in 1987, a leading designer and installer of superefficient, beautiful lighting systems, and in the early 1990s, IRT, a now-defunct provider of information on utilities’ demand-side programs. RMI also helped to form the nonprofit Windstar Land Conservancy, which it co-leads with the Windstar Foundation.