Reinvestment of Energy Savings Will Fund Additional Projects
MIT is making rapid progress towards its energy reduction goals. Several projects were completed through the MIT Efficiency Forward program. More efficiency projects are underway and others are under consideration for implementation.
Completed in June of 2010 is the new home for the Sloan School of Management, Building E62. This building is the greenest academic building on campus. Also completed in 2010 is the David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, Building, 76.
- Highly efficient chiller system technologies
- HVAC system rightsizing
HVAC system rightsizing in Building 76 and efficient technology choices
- Efficient and proper lighting technologies
- Lighting controls, occupancy sensors, day lighting sensors, etc.
Building System Retrofits
Many buildings on campus are currently receiving lighting enhancements to reduce their energy usage. Among these are a group of buildings in the northwest sector of campus.
- Lighting relamping and reballasting
Lighting relamping and reballasting in Building 34
- Lighting controls
- Data-based commissioning
- Compressed air system enhancements
- Variable frequency drives
- Chilled water system optimization
- Fume hood system air volume reductions
- Demand control HVAC systems
Behavior Change Measures
In early 2009, the Campus Energy Task Force launched a series of education and awareness campaigns to promote individual behavior changes that encourage the community to adopt more sustainable practices and reduce energy use on campus.
- Reduced lighting use, e.g. lights out program
- Personal computer power management feature deployment
- Dorm/office/lab electricity competitions
- Fume hood sash management, "Shut the Sash"
"Shut the Sash" poster