Rocky Mountain Institute- Tenant Energy Optimization Program

In 2015, Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI), an international nonprofit organization, had outgrown its office space and wanted to lease space in a hyper-energy-efficient and sustainable net-zero-energy (NZE) office building. As a result, RMI ended up as the anchor tenant in Boulder Commons, an all-electric, aspiring NZE property in Boulder, Colorado. At the time of its completion, Boulder Commons was the largest leased multi-tenant aspiring NZE mixed-use commercial project in the United States. The NZE process for this project was cost-effective for both the developer and the tenants, and it can serve as a model for the next level of high-performing, sustainable tenant spaces.