Faculty Advisor

Ault, Holly Keyes

Faculty Advisor

Hanlan, James P.

Project Center

Boston, Massachusetts


The goal of the City of Boston's Firehouse Energy Efficiency project is to reduce energy consumption throughout the fire stations in Boston. To accomplish this goal, the project team first investigated different appliances in fire stations and how firefighters utilized the appliances. In addition, the project team observed the cooling, heating and lighting systems that fire stations employed and noted how individual stations operated these particular systems. The project team then used these data to calculate the energy consumption of individual fire stations and detail how energy was consumed. This knowledge served as a basis for a multitude of recommendations the project team offered to the City of Boston to retrench on both energy consumption and the associated costs.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

October 2011

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts