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Zero-Energy Homes Are Ready for Mainstream Markets

Zero-energy (ZE) homes—efficient homes that produce or procure as much renewable energy as they consume over the course of a year—are often marketed as luxury homes, only available to the select few that are willing to pay a significant premium to do the right thing for the environment. In keeping…

The AC Industry Conundrum: Cooling Is Warming the Planet, but Market Failures Are Preventing the AC Industry from Innovating

This summer a new record was set in Quriyat, Oman for hottest overnight low temperature ever recorded—42.6ºC (108.7ºF). With global temperatures projected to rise 2–5oC by the end of the century, and urban areas experiencing temperatures 1–3ºC warmer than their surroundings, parts of the world will be unendurable…

Zero Over Time Process Drives Existing Portfolios Toward Net Zero Energy

Net-zero energy (NZE) buildings are gaining interest from building owners, tenants, and landlords alike. RMI’s latest report, in partnership with Urban Land Institute (ULI), Best Practices for Achieving Zero Over Time for Building Portfolios, outlines our zero-over-time (ZOT) approach to help portfolio owners navigate the barriers to achieving net zero…