Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI), one of the nation’s leading energy research firms and think tanks, is holding their “Revolutionizing Engineering: Better Design for a Better Tomorrow” lecture in Aspen, Colorado on August 11th.
RMI poses the question, “What if something could be designed to run not one, not two, but ten times more efficiently—or more?” At the lecture, they will present answers to this query. Their project, Factor 10 Engineering, or 10xE, has been set up to figure out ways to increase efficiency of current energy systems by ten fold. “By inspiring designers to think in new ways, 10xE will radically improve the way we use energy and resources. Enabling simpler, more profitable whole-system solutions, 10xE will offer both seasoned practitioners and engineering students a better way to create a sustainable world.” Registration is open for interested parties. The program is complimentary.
Future events on RMI’s schedule include their October 1st through the 3rd symposium titled “RMI2009: From Ideas to Solutions”. According to their website, RMI2009 “is convening top leaders of business, energy, and security to discuss the most challenging questions of our time. With lively debate, plenary sessions, and workshops, the two day symposium will explore effective opportunities in achieving economic growth for an era free of fossil fuels.” The symposium will be held in San Francisco, CA at The Westin. This program is not free, but if you are interested in attending, click here. The agenda for the three days covers a wide range of topics, but focuses largely on weaning the country off of fossil fuels and increasing both efficiency and renewable energy. It begins with a visit to the California Academy of Sciences‘ “newly remodeled LEED Platinum facility, for which RMI consulted.”
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