Dialogue with utilities
Your gift will help RMI convince utilities of its view that investments in energy efficiency, combined with a distributed power system that places smaller, modular electrical resources across the grid close to the loads they serve, will lower electrical bills, lower emissions, and provide secure, reliable power that would be impossible to disrupt by design or accident. While the policy debates will occur in Washington,...
Your gift will help RMI convince investors that cellulosic technologies are possible. We will work to convince the fuels industry how and why they can make money adopting these new technologies and concomitant business models. RMI has the capabilities to develop these compelling business cases. Once the business and regulatory strategies have been defined, RMI’s role will be to help bring this message to investors...
Your gift will help develop a new generation of leaders. An internship at RMI deepens the education of a young person who is committed to stewarding the earth and its resources. Competition for these positions is intense, drawing applicants who excel at systems thinking that draws on multiple disciplines to solve complex problems. Candidates have broad interest in environmental and resource policy issues, and have...
$50 will cover one hour of time for an IT person working to improve the search capability of the biomimicry database. Already paint has been developed that mimics the surface of the lotus leaf. And universities and companies are hard at work trying to mimic the Van der Waals forces nature has perfected for the gecko so more natural adhesives can be available. RMI is...
$20 will cover research time for answering questions coming from visitors to RMI’s website about how to improve energy efficiency of homes.
Get Off Oil
One hour briefing
Your gift will help the U.S. end its addiction to oil through a one-hour briefing for senior military staff about ways to improve efficiency of its heavy vehicles. The broad outlines of a national path beyond oil are strikingly simple: redouble the efficiency of using oil; save half of natural gas at an eighth of today’s market price, and then substitute it for nearly a...
Green building video
Your gift will fund two hours of research for a movie about green building. As there are a growing number of successful green building projects with sufficient occupancy experience to provide real facts and figures on operating cost savings, occupancy health and productivity, and overall building value, now is the time to succinctly and powerfully communicate the business case for green building. RMI/ENSAR Built Environment...