Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.

Morning Panel: Framing Our Future: How can MIT be a game changing force for campus sustainability?

1,054 views

Published on

SustainabilityConnect, March 2, 2015

Morning Panel: Framing Our Future: How can MIT be a game changing force for campus sustainability?

Published in: Education
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

Morning Panel: Framing Our Future: How can MIT be a game changing force for campus sustainability?

  1. 1. M a r c h 2 , 2 0 1 5 1 M O R N I N G I N N O VAT I O N TA L K S
  2. 2. Framing Our Future Envisioning MIT as a Game-Changing Force for Sustainability
  3. 3. Framing Our Future How can MIT be a game-changing force for campus sustainability? Frank O’Sullivan (Moderator) Director of Research & Analysis, MITEI Henry ‘Jake’ Jacoby Professor Emeritus, Joint Program on the Science & Policy of Global Change Jake is the former Co-Director of the MIT Joint Program on the Science & Policy of Global Change, and current member of the MIT Climate Change Conversation Committee. Jeremy Poindexter Graduate Student Jeremy is a Ph.D. student in Materials Science and Engineering, and is a member of the Photovoltaics Research Lab. Vladimir Bulovic Assoc Dean for Innovation, Professor . Bina Venkataraman, MIT Broad Institute Bina is the former Senior Advisor for Climate Change Innovation, Executive Office of the US President, Obama Administration (CEQ/OSTP) John Charles Vice President, MIT IS&T John is responsible for leading the IS&T organization in implementing a shared technology vision in support of MIT’s education, research, and administrative programs. Vladimir leads the Organic and Nanostructured Electronics Laboratory and is co-director of the eni-MIT Solar Frontiers Center and MIT’s Innovation Initiative. Frank’s research interests span a range of topics related to energy technologies, policy, and economics. His current research is focused on unconventional oil and gas resources, the energy- water nexus, and solar energy.
  4. 4. 4 How can MIT be a game-changing force for sustainability in the 21st century? Framing Our Future Henry ‘Jake’ Jacoby William F. Pounds Professor of Management Emeritus, Center for Energy & Environmental Policy Research
  5. 5. 5 How can MIT be a game-changing force for sustainability in the 21st century? Framing Our Future Vladimir Bulovic Assoc. Dean for Innovation, Professor of Electrical Engineering, MIT School of Engineering
  6. 6. 6 How can MIT be a game-changing force for sustainability in the 21st century? Framing Our Future Jeremy Poindexter Graduate Student Photovoltaics Research Lab
  7. 7. Synthesizing efforts to strengthen campus sustainability Jeremy Poindexter SustainabilityConnect 2015 Monday, February 9, 2015 2.626/2.627, Fundamentals of Photovoltaics team members: Delphine Kaiser Isaac LaJoie Conrad Sanborn Emily TenCate
  8. 8. Existing solar systems at MIT Stratton Student Center, W20 (7 kW) Building N52 (2.5 kW) Hayden Library, 14 (13 kW) Alumni Pool, 57 (45 kW) Sloan School, E62 Images courtesy of Google Images Monday, February 9, 2015 SustainabilityConnect 2015 8
  9. 9. Barriers to synthesizing efforts technical complexities; unknowns social disagreement; disrespect logistical complications; chaos sustainability Monday, February 9, 2015 SustainabilityConnect 2015 9
  10. 10. How much solar power could MIT generate? Mapdwell: “an online rooftop solar mapping tool”1 MIT rooftop area: 3.3 million square feet (57 football fields) http://whereis.mit.edu 1 http://www.mapdwell.com with… 16% efficient solar panel 55% of campus area 27.5 MW Peak power at MIT: 25-30 MW Monday, February 9, 2015 SustainabilityConnect 2015 10
  11. 11. Potential sites for solar systems Zesiger Center, W35 (290 kW) photo Mapdwell design Mapdwell design photo Library Annex, N57 (63 kW) Monday, February 9, 2015 SustainabilityConnect 2015 11
  12. 12. Potential sites for solar systems Mapdwell design photos Media Lab, E14 (100 kW) Image courtesy of Google Images Monday, February 9, 2015 SustainabilityConnect 2015 12
  13. 13. sustainability How to overcome these barriers technical complexities; unknowns social disagreement; disrespect logistical complications; chaos problem- solving; knowledge resources; organization common values; momentum From MIT Mission Statement: “We seek to develop in each member of the MIT community the ability and passion to work wisely, creatively, and effectively for the betterment of humankind.” Monday, February 9, 2015 SustainabilityConnect 2015 13
  14. 14. 14 How can MIT be a game-changing force for sustainability in the 21st century? Framing Our Future Jeremy Poindexter Graduate Student Photovoltaics Research Lab
  15. 15. 15 How can MIT be a game-changing force for sustainability in the 21st century? Framing Our Future John Charles Vice President, MIT IS&T
  16. 16. How could MIT be a “game-changing” force for campus sustainability in the 21st Century? The interconnected roles of “Big Data” & the “Internet-of-Things” as key enablers for scaling “sustainable living”
  17. 17. “Big Data” – a new natural resource • volume – exploiting the rapid growth in structured & unstructured data • variety – ingesting & integrating data from various sources • velocity – leveraging real-time analysis of data “Internet-of-Things” • communicating – network of connected devices • “smart” – devices capable of complex event processing
  18. 18. • “sustainable living” is currently a choice – it’s a minority behavior • some choices are “set-and- forget” – but ongoing behaviors are messier majority behavior will always default to using things in precisely the way they were designed
  19. 19. • what if all the things we currently associate with “sustainable living” could be automated? • are we willing to listen to the data & to automate the optimization of resources?
  20. 20. • “Big Data” & the “Internet of Things” could make many types of responsible behavior a background reality for everyone • “sustainable living” would no longer be a minority choice – it would become a default for everyone this shift from a heavy focus on personal responsibility to enabling a new default reality could be a “game- changing” opportunity for MIT
  21. 21. • defining sustainability relevant data types & relationships for strongly interconnected data • building sustainability relevant mash-ups for blending machine-to-machine data with behavior data to create “smart” data • enabling faculty, students & staff to leverage “smart” data to create & share new automated relationships between their “smart” devices • making MIT’s unprocessed & “smart” data open for reuse & distribution • enabling others to opt-in MIT could model the scaling of this new consumer-oriented reality for our community of faculty, students and staff by:
  22. 22. 22 How can MIT be a game-changing force for sustainability in the 21st century? Framing Our Future John Charles Vice President, MIT IS&T
  23. 23. 23 How can MIT be a game-changing force for sustainability in the 21st century? Framing Our Future Bina Venkataraman MIT Broad Institute, Former White House Advisor for Climate Change
  24. 24. The Climate Change Innovation Opportunity How MIT Can Lead MIT Sustainability Connect March 2015 @binajv
  25. 25. Opportunity 1: A MARKETPLACE for CLIMATE CHANGE RISK INFORMATION
  26. 26. Opportunity 2: TECHNOLOGIES and INNOVATIONS at SCALE
  27. 27. Opportunity 3: MODELS for MANAGING CHANGE
  28. 28. Photo Credit: Jennifer Galvin
  29. 29. Image Credit: Responsive Environments Group, MIT Media Lab
  30. 30. Photo Credit: Jennifer Galvin
  31. 31. 31 How can MIT be a game-changing force for sustainability in the 21st century? Framing Our Future Bina Venkataraman MIT Broad Institute, Former White House Advisor for Climate Change
  32. 32. Framing Our Future Envisioning MIT as a Game-Changing Force for Sustainability
  33. 33. Framing Our Future How can MIT be a game-changing force for campus sustainability? Frank O’Sullivan (Moderator) Director of Research & Analysis, MITEI Henry ‘Jake’ Jacoby Professor Emeritus, Joint Program on the Science & Policy of Global Change Jake is the former Co-Director of the MIT Joint Program on the Science & Policy of Global Change, and current member of the MIT Climate Change Conversation Committee. Jeremy Poindexter Graduate Student Jeremy is a Ph.D. student in Materials Science and Engineering, and is a member of the Photovoltaics Research Lab. Vladimir Bulovic Assoc Dean for Innovation, Professor . Bina Venkataraman, MIT Broad Institute Bina is the former Senior Advisor for Climate Change Innovation, Executive Office of the US President, Obama Administration (CEQ/OSTP) John Charles Vice President, MIT IS&T John is responsible for leading the IS&T organization in implementing a shared technology vision in support of MIT’s education, research, and administrative programs. Vladimir leads the Organic and Nanostructured Electronics Laboratory and is co-director of the eni-MIT Solar Frontiers Center and MIT’s Innovation Initiative. Frank’s research interests span a range of topics related to energy technologies, policy, and economics. His current research is focused on unconventional oil and gas resources, the energy- water nexus, and solar energy.

×