Academic laboratory building recognized for sustainable, resilient design.
MIT.nano at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge has won the International Institute for Sustainable Labs’ Go Beyond Award for excellence in sustainability in laboratory and other high-technology facilities, such as hospitals, data centers, and cleanrooms.
As the largest academic cleanroom in the United States, MIT.nano was acknowledged for best-in-class in the Projects category for achieving 51 percent source energy savings through an intensive research process that benchmarked 15 of the top college and university cleanrooms in the country, evaluated approximately 140 energy conservation measures, and incorporated 60 measures to achieve optimal energy performance.
Through this research process, the team identified eight “above and beyond” energy conservation measures that are not standard practice in cleanroom design and significantly reduce energy use.
With global warming presenting a direct threat to the invaluable research taking place in this building, MIT.nano is designed to withstand flooding associated with storm events and sea-level rise.
About the I2SL Go Beyond Awards
I2SL recognizes projects at laboratory and other high-tech facilities that demonstrate unique aspects of energy and environmental sustainability.
For more information, visit Go Beyond Awards.