Energy management applies science and business innovations to optimize home and building energy use – incorporating energy efficiency, solar energy and intelligent building-to-grid networks. This subject provides pragmatic, multi-disciplinary exploration of energy management for MIT students seeking opportunities to engage in solutions to climate change in a large, growing, and dynamic field.
- Lectures and assignments offer skills development, career insights, and opportunities for further study. Topics include: sustainable building technologies, climate system dynamics, Internet of Things to sync buildings with a low carbon electric grid, analytics to impact social norms and behavior, strategies for solar energy and battery storage; related economics, public policy and green city strategies.
- In addition, class members dialog with guests – leaders in energy management such as EnerNOC, Nest Labs, Tesla/SolarCity, Climate Interactive, Essess, MIT’s Sustainability Initiative, and Boston’s Greenovate program. Students conduct group action learning final projects to develop new insights in collaboration with these organizations.
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