Faculty Advisor

Krueger, Robert

Faculty Advisor

Looft, Fred J.

Project Center

Worcester, MA


Since 1987, AIDS Project Worcester (APW) has been devoted to providing non-medical service to the Worcester community for those directly and indirectly affected by HIV/AIDS. Their client-base has increased by 15% annually and the demand for funding has become even greater. To help with that issue our project goal was to assess the AIDS Project Worcester's facility and operations and produce technological and behavioral recommendations to help them lower their energy costs over short, medium and long terms. To do this, we performed energy and behavioral audits of the building and staff. We found that APW can save ~24% (or ~$10,000) of their annual energy costs by following our recommendations for technology upgrades and behavior/policy changes.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2010

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering