News Article
May 29, 2012

RMI RetroFit Depot Adds Three New Guides

The Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) has updated the RetroFit Depot website with new resources, including three new guides. The RetroFit Depot is a resource to help building owners, managers, occupants and retrofit practitioners gain a detailed understanding of the value and process of undertaking deep energy retrofits. The three new resources being launched on the site are:

  • Building the Case – A comprehensive guide to quantifying the value of deep energy retrofits.

  • Managing Deep Energy Retrofits – A guide to limiting or eliminating cost premiums, managing risk, and creating maximum value in the deep energy retrofit process.

  • Identifying Design Opportunities – A detailed guide for retrofit practitioners on how to identify opportunities to reduce energy consumption by end-use.

The RetroFit Depot offers news, a community, and tools for deep energy retrofits. The site builds the case for deep energy retrofits and provides a guide for how to undertake such a retrofit from idea to completion.

“With 80 billion square feet of commercial space in the country that needs to be retired or retrofitted over the next 20 to 30 years, there is an enormous market opportunity right in front of us,” said Victor Olgyay, principal with RMI’s buildings practice. “We aim to show that deep energy retrofits are cost-effective and arm engineers and architects to maximize energy savings in their designs.”

To download the guides visit the following url:


May 2012