Institute Takes Honors for Sustainable Design

October 28, 2003 [SolarAccess.com] Rocky Mountain Institute was recognized October 22 at the Smithsonian Institution’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum’s fourth annual National Design Awards gala in Manhattan as one of two finalists in the category of Environmental Design. I.M. Pei, Lella and Massimo Vignelli, and Target were among the winners selected for their extraordinary contributions to design in other categories. Michael Van Valkenburgh received the Environmental Design award. Seven distinguished jurors selected by the museum gave tribute to RMI for “innovative green design processes that promote the efficient and restorative use of resources and new business models.” The museum also noted that RMI’s “research in sustainable design for the building trade is extensive and is one of the primary resources for design professionals, community leaders and real estate developers today.”
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