The Laboratory for Energy Smart Systems (LESS) is a multidisciplinary research and resource center that brings together seasoned academic and industry experts in distributed energy resources (DER) and demand side management (DSM).

LESS works with public agencies, private industry, and communities to build sustainable and resilient energy solutions and smart communities, primarily by using technology and predictive and optimization analytics. Our team also works with the energy sector to develop value-based metrics and practices that will help measure energy efficiency, not only in terms of savings in costs and reductions in carbon footprints, but also increased productivity and performance.

The lab is a joint effort of Rutgers School of Engineering and Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation (CAIT).