MIT Building 4 LED Jobsite


Turner Construction is building a new graduate student residence and home for the Innovation Initiative at MIT. Turner’s electrical contractors, EG Sawyer and Sullivan & McLaughlin are turning the project into an LED Jobsite, where the temporary construction lights were state-of-the-art purpose built LED lights.  Compared to traditional bulb-based lighting, this project has already:

The Site 4 project incorporates two existing buildings on Main Street. E38 will be completely renovated to accommodate ground-floor retail space and the Admissions offices on the second floor. Above these, the building’s five upper floors will be transformed into a new Innovation and Entrepreneurship Hub: open, multi-use spaces for student makers and entrepreneurs, researchers, and staff, and a new home for the MIT Innovation Initiative.

Next door, E39 will be renovated to include ground-floor retail, two floors of academic office space, and a tower providing 454 housing units (2-bedroom, 1-bedroom, and efficiencies) for MIT graduate students. The housing tower will be anchored by a three-level “Podium” housing a childcare facility, common space for the residents, and an active community and academic space – the Forum – featuring a 200-seat auditorium and movable walls for flexibility in configuration.

In a continuing effort by EG Sawyer and Sullivan & McLaughlin to incorporate sustainable practices into all aspects of the building, EG Sawyer adopted the LED Jobsite during the parkade construction, and Sullivan & McLaughlin adopted the LED Jobsite during the building construction. The LED Jobsite replaces all traditional bulb-based temporary construction lighting with state-of-the-art purpose built LED lights. From the crane lights to the sidewalk hoarding lighting, the LED Jobsite will save energy, reduce CO2 emissions, and reduce waste.