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Apr 20, 2017

Spark: Architects Show Leadership in Addressing Climate Change

 

Spark—the eNewsletter of RMI  
Thursday, April 20, 2017     

ARCHITECTS SHOW LEADERSHIP IN ADDRESSING CLIMATE CHANGE

Architects have a big responsibility for the role that buildings play in climate change. At the Grassroots 2017 Conference in Washington, D.C., the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the country’s largest professional association and accrediting body of architects, released a commentary to reaffirm and clarify its position on climate change, showing how the AIA is doubling down on its commitment to address carbon emissions in the built environment. Read More.

THE PROMISE OF PLATFORM-BASED GRIDS

Building blocks and beacons of light that illuminate the concept of a market platform for the electric utility sector, often called a distribution system operator (DSO), emerged at the eLab Summit in Austin, Texas. DSO innovation is already happening and suggests that what we imagine may or may not be what we get—and that’s okay. Read More.

ELAB ACCELERATOR PROJECTS SUSTAIN HOPE FOR CLEAN ENERGY INNOVATION

On Tuesday, the 2017 eLab Accelerator teams convened at the Sundance Mountain Resort in Utah to accelerate their initiatives with the support of nationally renowned expert faculty and eLab’s specially trained facilitators. At Accelerator and beyond, projects from across the country are continuing to develop solutions for a transformed electricity system that will grow the clean energy economy and grant access to clean energy technologies for untapped parts of the population. Read More.

CROSS-COUNTRY ROAD SHOW: CELEBRATING ADVANCEMENTS IN FUEL EFFICIENCY

Shell, PepsiCo, the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE), and Carbon War Room (CWR) are excited to deliver Run on Less, a first-of-its-kind cross-country roadshow to showcase advancements in fuel efficiency. Run on Less will demonstrate how Class 8 trucks can use different technologies to achieve the best fuel economy possible. The event will take place in September 2017. Read More.

CLIMATE OF HOPE

While it’s becoming easier to feel discouraged about climate change, former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg and former Sierra Club executive director Carl Pope are optimistic. In their new book Climate of Hope, which hits shelves this week, they’re creating a roadmap for how cities, businesses, and individuals can make progress on climate change now. Read More.

RMI DISCUSSION: BOLD STEPS IN THE RACE FOR CLEAN ENERGY

On the heels of RMI’s 35th anniversary, we’re celebrating what we have accomplished together, but more importantly, doubling down to meet the urgent challenges ahead with our boldest work yet. We invite you to join a web conversation with CEO Jules Kortenhorst and Amory Lovins, along with RMI friends and special guests, who will be diving into the next “35 for 35”—the bold ideas to make real change happen when it matters most. Space is limited, so please register today! Register Now.

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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