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Office of the Vice President for Campus Services and Stewardship

The Department of Facilities works with several key partner offices within the Office of the Vice President for Campus Services and Stewardship. These partner offices collaborate with our Department to provide the services and expertise that constitute the foundation of our work. Working together, the Department and its partners are constantly addressing and improving issues of environmental safety, long-range planning, and sustainability.

Office of Campus Planning (OCP)

Jon Alvarez, Director

OCP supports MITís mission through planning and design coordination projects that help guide the strategic development and transformation of the Instituteís evolving campus. At each stage of planning, the office evaluates and prioritizes issues of design, sustainability, accessibility, optimal land use, fiscal responsibility, and neighborhood impact. Its efforts and advocacy are aimed at creating and stewarding educational environments at MIT that foster innovation, collaboration, and creativity.

MIT Environment, Health & Safety Office (EHS)

Tolga Durak, Managing Director

EHS provides the services, resources, and support that MITís departments, laboratories, and centers need to achieve good practices and regulatory compliance in the realms of environment, health, and safety. The office strives to safeguard the health of the MIT community and advance its sustainability goals by minimizing the impacts of MITís activities, facilities, and operations. Areas of focus include biosafety, chemical safety, overall laboratory and general workplace safety, and emergency preparedness as well as construction safety, radiation protection, pollution management and prevention, and waste management.

Office of Sustainability (MITOS)

Julie Newman, Director

Established in 2013, MITOS seeks ways to integrate sustainability across all levels of the MIT campus by engaging the collective brainpower of its community members. Focus areas include creating a low-carbon campus; conserving and improving MITís water, landscape, and air quality; improving the material lifecycle on campus through procurement and waste reduction strategies; and exploring options for healthier food consumption and waste processes on campus. The officeís goals include collaborating extensively with campus partners to ensure that sustainability is a critical part of MITís standard operating procedures and is fully integrated into the communityís work, research, teaching, and living practices.

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Office of the Vice President for
Campus Services and Stewardship

Joe Higgins
Vice President for
Campus Services and Stewardship

Helen Balzano
Senior Administrative Assistant

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