Buildings are responsible for inefficiently consuming over 70% of North America's electrical energy. This means there are tremendous opportunities for improving efficiencies, reducing carbon emissions, and transforming the built environment and energy systems across the continent.
About the Rocky Mountain Institute:
Who They Are
Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) is an independent, non-partisan nonprofit that drives the efficient and restorative use of resources. Co-founded in 1982 by Amory Lovins, its Chairman Emeritus and Chief Scientist, RMI now has approximately 80 full-time staff, annual operations of $16 million, and a global reach and reputation.
What They Do
RMI advances market-based solutions, engaging businesses, communities, and institutions to cost-effectively shift to efficiency and renewables. We employ rigorous research, analysis, and whole-systems expertise to develop breakthrough insights. We then convene and collaborate with diverse partners—business, government, academic, nonprofit, philanthropic, and military—to accelerate and scale solutions.
(Description courtesy Rocky Mountain Institute