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Jan 19, 2017

Spark: Teaching Buildings to Swim in a Sea of Data

 
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THURSDAY, January 19, 2017     
TEACHING BUILDINGS TO SWIM IN A SEA OF DATA

We have long used data to improve our buildings’ performance, and to inform building planning and operations. Nevertheless, there’s still a lot to learn. How can we leverage big data for building operations and performance, drastically simplify the commercial retrofit process, and enable decision makers to properly value efficiency? Read More.




COMMUNITY-SCALE SOLAR COSTS: 3 REASONS TO TAKE HEART

Solar PV installations had a banner year in 2016, and market participants, analysts, and investors took stock of the results, including installed costs and forward-looking price projections. While many studies show the cost of solar continuing to decline, our analysis and field experience suggest that evaluators continue to be overly cautious about opportunities for future cost reduction, especially in community-scale installations (e.g., 1–5 MW). Read More.





MINING GOLD: IMPROVEMENT IN BUILDING PERFORMANCE BOOSTS THE BOTTOM LINE

RMI managing director and triathlete Iain Campbell compares the Ironman to commercial building energy retrofits in his article in Commercial Investment Real Estate. He describes the financial opportunity that retrofits offer to real estate investment trusts to maximize earnings and sustain a competitive advantage—and how ignoring guidance presents major performance risks. Read More.




ANSWER THE GLOBAL CALL

What we do today to define our future—and face the urgent threat of climate change head on—is more important than ever. Your investment in RMI will accelerate the market-led transition to a clean, prosperous, and secure low-carbon future for generations to come. Donate Today.


 

 

 

 
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