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Sustainability @ HMS

Harvard Medical School's Facilities Maintenance and Operations Department is committed and engaged to the ever changing environmental movement. Harvard University's environmental goal define our efforts to reduce our carbon emissions, reduce waste and increase recycling, lower our energy consumption, and conserver our natural resources.

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  • Increased Awareness and Energy-Use Behavior Change Through Earthhour Participation
  • Implemented Computer Control Software to Reduce Electricity Use in TMEC
  • Lowered Heating Season Setpoint Temperature to Minimize Steam Use in Quad Buildings
  • Improved Sequence of Air Handling Units to Lower Chilled Water Use in Warren Alpert Building (WAB)
  • Updated Lighting Control System to Optimize Electricity Use in New Research Building (NRB)
  • Updated Building Automated Control System to Optimize System Performance in Harvard Institutes of Medicine
  • Piloting Window Film to Reduce Solar Gain (i.e., Reduce Chilled Water Use) in WAB and NRB
  • Implemented Ongoing Commissioning Software (Cimetrics) to Optimize System performance in NRB
  • Replaced pH Neutralization with Timed Mix to Reduce Energy Use in HMS Facilities
  • Continued/Completed Building Envelope Inspections to Minimize Heat Loss for Gordon, Mudd, and LHRRB
  • Replaced Autoclaves with New High Efficiency Units in Mudd and C Bldg.
  • Replaced AC Units to Reduce Electricity Use in 160 Longwood
  • Installed Chemical Treatment Systems to Optimize Heat Transfer in Quad Buildings
  • Isolated Offices from Lab Spaces to Minimize Lab Air Change Rates in New LHRRB Renovation Project
  • Installed Real-Time Steam Metering (where No Previous Metering Existed) in C Building
  • Repaired Leaky Ductwork to Reduce Static Pressure and Electricity Use in Countway
  • Optimized Perimeter Radiation System and Programming Performance in WAB and NRB