LOCATION: Bedford, MA
PROJECT START: October 2019
PROJECT COMPLETION: April 2020
FIRM ROLE: Feasibility Study
MIT Lincoln Laboratory (MITLL) is a federally funded research and development center chartered to apply advanced technology to problems of national security. MITLL occupies ~2.5 million GSF. Of that 2.5M GSF, 2.0M GSF is located on 110 acres (20 acres of which are MIT property) on the eastern perimeter of Hanscom Air Force Base. The majority of the campus buildings were constructed during the 1950s and 1960s. The last major building, Building S, was completed in 1994. MITLL is in the process of reviewing its real estate needs as well as beginning the implementation of a series of phased projects that will reshape the campus.
MITLL is planning a complete revitalization of the campus which includes numerous new facilities. Waldron was retained to develop a Utility Master Plan to support both the new and existing facilities. The plan includes our hybrid approach to central plants, combining solar PV, battery energy storage system and trigeneration into a single centralized plant that will minimize utility cost, minimize greenhouse gas impacts, and provide for 100% supply of utilities in the event of a utility outage.