Mighty Solar Power Rangers

Solar panels at MIT.

Solar project shows way forward for MIT as lab for sustainability innovation

MIT professor Tonio Buonassisi has seen a lot of students tackle project-based learning, and it’s almost always intimidating. “It is kind of that moment of courage for them, when they’re at the edge of the pool looking into the water, trying to decide whether they jump in or not,” he says. “This group was in the water before I even said go.”

Read the full article at the MIT Office of Sustainability.

Architectural Firm’s Green Roof Research Informs MIT

Surveying the plant species on a green roof. Image by KieranTimberlake.

When Stephanie Carlisle, environmental researcher at the architectural firm KieranTimberlake, climbed onto the green roof at the Yale University School of Art Gallery in 2011, she didn’t know what she would find. The firm had not been back since 2007, when they removed the irrigation for the vegetation they had planted. As Carlisle put it, green roofs are “incredible test beds.”

Read the full article at the MIT Office of Sustainability.