MIT Energy Efficiency Strategy Project
EVENT:MIT Energy Efficiency Strategy Project — Bi-Weekly Lunch Sessions
WHEN:Tuesdays from 12:15pm - 2:00pm
WHERE:ask Amy Stitley

A weekly lunch and networking session for students, faculty, and staff researching strategies to enable massive-scale improvements in energy efficiency. Topics discussed include:

  • Community-Driven Grassroots Marketing and/or Delivery
  • Process Simplification / One-Stop-Shops
  • Benchmarking/Feedback
  • Financing and Funding Mechanisms
  • Building Codes, Building Labeling Policies, Ordinance


EVENT:Second Annual Symposium for the MIT Energy Efficiency Strategy Project
WHEN:Friday, April 29, 2011 from 12:00pm - 3:0pm
WHERE:MIT, 60 Vassar Street, Cambridge, Room 34-101

Please join Harvey Michaels and the MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning for a three-hour symposium on innovative approaches to community energy efficiency. For the past nine months, more than fifteen MIT and Tufts students have been actively collaborating on thesis, dissertation, and funded research on breakthrough strategies that enable large-scale energy efficiency. Symposium participants include students from MIT's Department of Urban Studies and Planning, the Engineering Systems Division, the Community Innovators Lab, and the Tufts School of Urban and Environmental Policy.

We will be discussing: Community-based strategies to increase retrofit rates, while maximizing workforce and social benefits; Community-enabled commercial and institutional program models, including Envision Charlotte; Energy benchmarking and information-feedback systems that improve programs; and Ordinances that promote building upgrades, such as the Massachusetts Green Communities Program.

Event is free and open to the public, so please join us!

Schedule of Presentation Topics:
12:00 - 12:15: Lunch & Welcome
Introduction by Harvey Michaels, Principal Investigator and Energy Efficiency Lecturer

12:15 - 1:00: Partnering with Communities to Scale Up Efficiency
Erin BrandtDifferentiating Between Community Efficiency Programs in Massachusetts
Rob CrauderueffDepatrment of Energy, Better Buildings, and Greensboro, NC
Stephanie SternThe Community Energy Services Model in Minneapolis, MN
Amy StitelyMaintaining Mass Momentum: Life after the Stimulus

1:15 - 2:00: Information- and Data-Driven Targeting and Programs
Elena Alschuler
Kat Donnelly
Information-Driven Behavior Change: Action Research in Charlotte, NC
Kate GoldsteinQuantitative Infrared Thermography for Large-Scale Targeted Retrofit of Residential Homes
Jeff MeklerDemocratizing Efficiency Delivery Through Disclosure
Lindsay ReulMass. Green Communities Program and Mass Energy Insight

2:15 - 3:00: Equity, Jobs, Government, and Mass Mobilization
Pat ColemanIncreasing Program Access for Renters
Ryan HammondEmerging Occupations in Energy Efficiency
Christopher JonesGreening Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Brendan McEwen
Nikhil Nadkarni
Rosie Sherman
Developing an Engagement Plan for Dorchester, MA
Marcus RozbitskyReaching Moderate Income Families
Brittany ZwickerUsing the IECC 2009 Energy Code to Unlock Residential Energy Efficiency in Kentucky
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