2011 Raytheon Energy Summit Promotes Energy Conservation and Sustainability
More than 100 Raytheon employees, industry experts, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) faculty and students participated in the 2011 Raytheon Energy Summit held at the MIT Faculty Club and MIT Museum in Cambridge, Mass., July 21–22. MIT hosted Raytheon on behalf of the company’s unique partnership as a member of the MIT Industrial Liaison Program. Raytheon and MIT share a common history as institutions focused on science and research. The summit reinforced their shared objectives to reduce energy consumption and identify methods to embrace environmental sustainability.
Sponsored by the Raytheon Operations Council, the two-day program focused on sharing best practices that enable large corporations to reduce carbon footprints. Technologies focused on the private and public sectors’ commitment to energy savings, sustainability initiatives and green building design and operations.
“Raytheon is determined to set additional sustainability and energy goals that reduce our carbon footprint as well as identify methods to achieve these goals,” said Luis Izquierdo, vice president of Corporate Operations. “Sustainability and energy efficiency are valued by Raytheon enterprisewide, and we are engaged at all levels of the company to continuously strive to improve.”
The summit commenced with a day of learning about advanced, energy-saving and sustainability technologies; alternative power generation and storage capabilities; Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED); federal energy policies; U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) energy-saving programs and renewable energy project strategies. The second day encouraged participants to apply the technologies and capabilities in an interactive Raytheon Six Sigma™ session.
Included among the notable speakers: Dr. Robert C. Armstrong from MIT; Paul Scheihing of the U.S. DOE Industrial Technologies Program; Elizabeth J. Heider, chair elect of constructor of buildings, U.S. Green Building Council; and corporate speakers from General Motors Corporation, Staples, Inc., and Constellation Energy Group, Inc. Raytheon attendees represented many functions: Engineering, Technology and Mission Assurance; Legal; Communications; Operations; Facilities Management; Real Estate; and Environmental, Health and Safety.