Joe Higgins

Director, Infrastructure Business Operations at MIT Department of Facilities
P.E., Cambridge, Massachusetts
United States

Joe currently serves as Director of Infrastructure Business Operations at MIT in the Office of the Executive Vice President and Treasurer.  His team supports the work of the Department of Facilities, Campus Construction, Office of Campus Planning and the Office of Sustainability.  Joe provided leadership in MIT’s alliance with Boston Medical Center, and Post Office Square to create a large new 60MW / 650-acre solar power installation in North Carolina, adding carbon-free energy to the grid, providing research opportunities, and demonstrating a partnership and aggregation model for other organizations to learn from.  Before joining MIT, Joe served as the Global Head of Engineering and Chief Sustainability Officer for Fidelity Investments, providing the driving force for their environmental program since its inception.  A noteworthy milestone in this role was leading the business case and implementation of 20MW / 120-acre solar power installation in North Carolina.