To assist MIT in evaluating options for making their campus roofs more sustainable, Arrowstreet led a design team that created a planning framework for overall decision making, developed specific recommendations, analyzed current roof conditions, and completed a Life Cycle Cost Analysis for each building. As part of this process, we worked with Arup to develop an interactive tool to identify opportunities for sustainable roof types (green roofs, blue roofs, photovoltaics, etc.) for the university roof replacement program. This study and its results allowed MIT to develop a strategy for the campus and prioritize improvements that maximize energy savings, storm water management, biodiversity, heat island effect, energy production, and educational/research opportunities.

Project Details


Cambridge, MA


Sustainability, Institutional


SCUP Excellence in Planning for an Existing Campus