The Compact conducted a survey to compile members’ current renewable energy purchasing policies and interest in energy storage projects. Phase I of this work-plan research initiative led by the City of Cambridge assessed member interest to shift to low or zero carbon energy sources.
Survey results represent 420 buildings, 43 million square feet and 770 million KWh of electricity use by member organizations. The results indicate that 69% of respondents currently purchase renewable energy. And that there exists significant interest in exploring group purchase of renewable energy and learning about different types of energy storage.
In Phase II, Harvard University and MIT will use survey results to identify student research projects. As part of this process, the Compact will organize a meeting to discuss renewable energy topics that members would like to study or act on.