Solar Today Spring 2017 : Page 14

Benefits to Owner RMI is the owner of this building and thus wanted to achieve net zero energy performance for the project as it aligns with the mission of the organization. By applying passive design principles as a goal from the start, the building successfully met the passive house standard as a result. The Innovation Center is intended to serve as a “living lab”; RMI will share how the building was contracted, designed, constructed, commissioned, and operated, and lessons learned along the way so that this model can be replicated. Therefore, RMI’s experience will serve as a practical model to inform thousands of buildings that would otherwise contribute significantly to the climate crisis. The RMI Innovation Center project team: • • • • • • • • Owner/Developer: Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) Architect: ZGF Architects LLP MEP: PAE High-Performance Consultant: Architectural Applications Builder: J.E. Dunn Construction Rater: Francisco Reina Commissioning Agent: Resource Engineering Group (REG) Additional Consultants: Green Hammer (infiltration), Pie Consulting & Engineering (airtightness testing) Find more info on RMI site: http://www.rmi.org/innovationcenter Case Study on PHIUS site: http://www.phius.org/phius-certification-for-buildings-and-products/case-studies/rmi-innovation-center 14 SPRING 2017 SOLAR TODAY Copyright © 2014 American Solar Energy Society. All rights reserved.

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