EMC - 2009

  • Lavery offers advice to the 2011 EDF Climate Corps fellows during the 2011 training event.
  • Lavery offers advice to the 2011 EDF Climate Corps fellows during the 2011 training event.
  • The entire 2009 class of EDF Climate Corps fellows during a building tour at the training event.
Year: 
2009
Metro Area: 
Boston, MA
Project Type: 
Office Equipment | Building Envelope | EMS
Facility Type: 
Office Building

Ian Lavery, a second year student at MIT's Sloan School of Management, was placed at EMC Corporation in Hopkinton, Massachusetts. The company, a global provider of information infrastructure systems and technology, employs more than 40,000 people and is "pretty sophisticated about energy savings," Ian says. "All the low-hanging fruit was already picked."


Responding to the challenge, he identified several opportunities for improving energy efficiency in one of EMC's buildings. Three of the projects included retro-commissioning the building's control systems, installing window film, and rolling out PC and Monitor Management software. Combined, these projects could reduce annual energy costs by approximately $443,000, cut almost 3 million kWh of electricity, and avoid 1,900 metric tons of CO2 emissions.

Where is he now?

Lavery is now a Senior Project Analyst at Cate Street Capital.

Despite a belief that all of EMC's low-hanging fruit had been picked, Lavery identified projects that could reduce annual energy costs by approximately $443,000, cut almost 3 million kWh of electricity, and avoid 1,900 metric tons of CO2 emissions.