A project team headed by CSHub Executive Director Jeremy Gregory and Co-Director Randy Kirchain is one of four to receive funding from the first-ever Campus Sustainability Incubator Fund. Given by the MIT Office of Sustainability (MITOS), the award is $200,000 divided among four multi-departmental projects, all of which "use the MIT campus as a test bed for research in sustainable operations, management, and design."
The goal of the incubator fund, according to the MITOS website, is to "transform MIT into a powerful model that generates new and proven ways of responding to the challenges of our changing planet."
The CSHub-led project will implement a Hub-developed quantitative approach to evaluating the life cycle economic and environmental impacts of proposed new buildings on campus. The project team also includes three members from the MIT Department of Facilities: Director of Campus Construction Richard Amster; Director of Systems Performance and Turnover Wade Berner; and Sustainability Project Manager Randa Ghattas.