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Mar 23, 2017

Spark: Report Release: The Status and Promise of Advanced Measurement And Verification

 

Spark—the eNewsletter of RMI  
Thursday, March 23, 2017     

REPORT RELEASE: THE STATUS AND PROMISE OF ADVANCED MEASUREMENT AND VERIFICATION
Providing a method to the madness of advanced data and analytics to scale smarter buildings and a smarter grid

The innovative Nest thermostat helped to mainstream the concept of a smarter home. Now, smart devices, more readily accessible data, and advanced analytics are transforming measurement and verification (M&V) techniques into a disruptive force with the potential to change the built environment’s relationship to the electricity grid, and to create a new normal for energy efficiency. Read More.

REDUCING ENERGY COSTS IN FEDERAL BUILDINGS

U.S. federal buildings make up the largest portfolio of buildings in the world. These buildings—ranging from offices to military bases to national labs—not only provide space for hundreds of thousands of federal employees to provide critical services to our country, they also represent a significant opportunity to save energy and money, creating jobs and stimulating economic growth in the process—all while contributing to CO2 reduction goals. Read More.

GROWING THE MINIGRID MARKET IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA

One billion of the world’s poorest people in emerging markets lack electricity access. One solution is minigrids—small isolated distribution networks increasingly powered by clean energy. Yet minigrid market growth remains slow and commercial viability elusive. RMI’s latest report, Energy Within Reach: Growing the Minigrid Market in Sub-Saharan Africa, provides an understanding of the economics behind minigrids along with specific recommendations to accelerate minigrid adoption and innovation. Read more.

APPLY FOR ELAB FORGE 2017

RMI is excited to announce Forge 2017, a two-and-a-half day working meeting to accelerate the design of innovative business models that connect low-income households in New York to clean energy benefits. The process of Forge is modeled on RMI’s national eLab Accelerator. We are now seeking applications from nonprofits, utilities, community-based organizations, local and state government, and entrepreneurs who seek to advance business models. The meeting will be held at the Garrison Institute, in Garrison, NY, on June 13—15, 2017. Applications are being reviewed on a rolling basis, with recruitment closing April 14. Please visit our website and apply today. 

INVESTING IN CHINA’S ENERGY TRANSITION

RMI Managing Director Jon Creyts discusses investing in China’s energy transition at a Facebook Live event. He discusses China’s global leadership on solar and wind, and the opportunity that this transition brings for U.S. investment. 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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