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From Think Tank to Parking Garage When I first came to Aspen Skiing Company, I was fresh out of the nonprofit sector, having received my sustainability education at Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI), one of the leading think—and do—tanks in the sustainability field. If I learned one thing at RMI it was that efficiency is doubly green—good for the bottom line and good for the environment. I also learned that businesspeople are businesspeople. If you offer them a fantastic return on investment (ROI)— 30 percent or better—they’ll take it.
One of the best explanations of the level at which we need to work comes from Joe Romm’s book Hell and High Water: Global Warming—the Solution and the Politics—and What We Should Do. qxd 12/1/08 2:54 PM Page 29 Climate Change and the Fierce Urgency of Now ence magazine article by Princeton University professors Stephen Pacala and Robert Socolow. S. Congress and all the major nations in the world, developed and developing, embarked on an aggressive five-decade-long effort to deploy the best existing and emerging energy technology.
Here’s what we’re going to do,” I said. qxd 50 12/1/08 2:54 PM Page 50 GETTING GREEN DONE chosen to start with lighting retrofits because they are the training wheels of the sustainability movement: always very profitable, usually an improvement, and relatively straightforward. I continued: “They will last ten times as long, so you’ll spend less money on new bulbs, and less staff time replacing them. We’ll cut energy use seventy-five percent, which will get us a payback of less than a year. ” I was baffled.