Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.89
Liaison Julie Newman
Submission Date Oct. 23, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
IN-27: Innovation D

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 MIT Office of Sustainability
Director
Office of Sustainability
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Energize MIT

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:

In April 2017 MIT released the BETA version of its open energy data website, Energize_MIT. The release of this platform advances the commitment MIT made in its 2015 Plan for Action on Climate Change to, “provide faculty, staff and students with a useful [energy] resource for research and intelligent decision-making”. The Energize_MIT tool offers a curated set of interactive visualizations and access to campus data downloads. The tool is accessible to all members of the MIT community and presents information on energy usage and greenhouse gas emissions at the campus and building levels. Energize_MIT has a diverse user-base that includes operations personnel and living lab researchers. The tool has also been used in the classroom as a curriculum aid. Given the success of the program, MIT is rolling out an enhanced campus sustainability data website, the DataPool, which will subsume Energize_MIT and offered expanded content in the 2018 Spring semester.


Which of the following impact areas does the innovation most closely relate to? (select up to three):
Research
Campus Engagement
Energy

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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