About Our Partners
NSTAR is the largest Massachusetts-based, investor-owned electric and gas utility. The company transmits and delivers electricity and natural gas to 1.4 million customers in Eastern and Central Massachusetts, including more than one million electric customers in 81 communities and 300,000 gas customers in 51 communities. For more information, visit NSTAR's business customers page.
Facilities’ energy team aggressively pursues a wide range of initiatives including installing energy efficient and lower maintenance lighting, steam trap replacements, whole building automation and retrofitting existing fixtures. These efforts have resulted in two MIT buildings receiving LEED certification. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of high-performance green buildings.
The Sustainability Program was established to collaboratively develop, strengthen, and realize MITís institutional commitments to fundamentally integrate principles of sustainability and environmental stewardship into all aspects of MITís facilities, activities and operations, in a manner that enhances the Institute’s core education and research mission.
The MITEI program includes research, education, campus energy management and outreach activities that cover all areas of energy supply and demand, security and environmental impact. The merging of the "real-world" experience, vision and focused needs of industry with the creativity and research capabilities of MITEI's interdisciplinary teams of scientists, engineers, economists, architects and planners, management and innovation experts and social scientists will provide a powerful transformative tool to help meet the energy challenges of the 21st century.
MIT’s Academic Community Engages in an Energy Living Lab
MIT Efficiency Forward builds on work developed and coordinated by the MITEI Campus Energy Task Force, whose charge includes identifying and promoting measures to explore incentives and funding mechanisms to encourage energy improvements. The Task Force has promoted an increase in energy-related undergraduate research opportunities, energy-related class projects, and student-led energy groups and activities. By treating MIT’s campus as a living laboratory for research, educational and learning opportunities, the task force has helped MIT “walk the talk” on energy and sustainability.