As the campus continues to evolve, MIT actively pursues measures that improve sustainability and resiliency. LEED certifications on campus include three building projects that have achieved LEED Platinum certification: Building E52 (the Morris and Sophie Chang Building), Building 12 (MIT.nano), and Building W46 (the New Vassar Street Residence). In addition, seventeen building projects on campus have achieved LEED Gold certification, including Hayden Library (14), the Central Utilities Plant (42C), and the 2nd and 3rd floors of the Muckley Building (E40).
All new construction and major renovation projects at MIT must earn or exceed LEED Gold certification.
Morris and Sophie Chang Building, Building E52
The first LEED Platinum-certified building on the MIT campus, the Morris and Sophie Chang Building (Building E52) excels in the LEED certification categories of energy efficiency, transportation, and water efficiency. In addition to high-efficiency replacement windows and an improved thermal envelope, the building is equipped with a monitoring system that identifies mechanical inefficiencies, comfort priorities, and energy waste.
Sloan School, Building E62
An environmentally sustainable structure that has achieved LEED Gold certification, Building E62 incorporates a high-performance envelope with operable windows in office areas, (partial) green roof, low-wattage lighting, demand ventilation, occupancy sensor controls, water-based terminal heating and cooling units, and easy access to usable outdoor spaces.
David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT, Building 76
The LEED Gold-certified Koch Institute encompasses over 40 laboratories and more than 500 researchers in-house and throughout the campus, transforming and transcending the MIT Center for Cancer Research (CCR) founded in 1974 by Nobel Laureate and MIT professor Salvador Luria. Now the heart of cancer research at MIT, the Koch Institute is one of eight National Cancer Institute-designated basic (non-clinical) research centers in the U.S.
Fariborz Maseeh Hall, Building W1
Opened in August of 2011, the renewed and renovated Maseeh Hall received LEED Gold certification. Its many sustainable features include heat recovery methods in the HVAC system, energy efficient lighting, and sustainable finish materials. The project earned preservation awards from the Cambridge Historic Commission and The Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)/AIA-CAE.