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MIT’s Strategy for Energy Efficiency and Conservation

To continuously reduce electrical consumption on campus and meet the goals set by the Efficiency Forward agreements with Eversource, MIT will employ a range of strategies, including:

Incorporate LEED building and sustainable design features in all new construction projects

  • Highly efficient chiller system technologies
  • HVAC system rightsizing and efficient technology choices
  • Efficient and proper lighting technologies
  • Lighting controls, occupancy sensors, day lighting sensors, etc.

Undertake building system retrofits

  • Lighting relamping and reballasting
  • 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

Implement behavior change measures

  • Reduced lighting use, e.g. lights out program
  • Personal computer power management feature deployment
  • Dorm/office/lab electricity competitions
  • Fume hood sash management
 RELATED LINKS
 Consortium for Energy Efficiency
 Energy Star for Buildings and Plants
 MIT Capital Projects
 MIT Office of Sustainability
 MIT Energy Initiative
 Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships
 ARTICLES
 MIT, NSTAR team up on energy-efficiency program (MIT News)
 MIT Efficiency Forward exceeds electricity reduction goal (MIT News)
 MIT and NSTAR celebrate energy efficiency success, extend ‘Efficiency Forward’ through 2015 (MIT news )
 Energy savings add up to success for Efficiency Forward (MITOS magazine)
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