Welcome to the MIT Sustainable Design Lab. Our lab is part of the Building
Technology Program at the Department of Architecture at MIT.
Our mission is to produce high quality fundamental and applied research that
facilitates the design of resource-efficient and comfortable environments at the
building and neighborhood scale.
Our goal is to change current architectural practice by developing, validating
and testing design workflows and performance metrics that lead to improved design
solutions as far as occupant comfort and building energy use are concerned. The
premise of our work is that a more informed design process will lead to better
design choices and ultimately better performing buildings.
Founded in January 2012, the Sustainable Design Lab originally grew out of the
Research Initiative at Harvard which was initiated and led by Christoph Reinhart before his transition to MIT.