RMI Headquarters Building
Project Title: 
Banana Farm 1.0
Project Designers: 
Amory Lovins and the Rocky Mountain Institute
Project Date: 
Aug 2010


RMI’s headquarters uses a variety of passive features and integrated design elements to cut space heating by 99%, cut electricity use by 90%, and consume half as much water as a similar building. It’s passive design elements are so effective that banana trees flourish in the atrium – thus the nickname Banana Farm. This case study explains how 10xE Design Principles were used to create this incredible structure.

RMI Headquarters in Snowmass, CO

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