- CAIT Main
- Infrastructure Areas
- Program Sites
- ANDERS - Automated Nondestructive Evaluation and Rehabilitation System
- BEAST - Bridge Evaluation and Accelerated Structural Testing
- CAES - Center for Advanced Energy Systems
- FMP - Freight and Maritime Program
- ICMP - Infrastructure Condition Monitoring Program
- IMG - Information Management Group
- LESS - Laboratory for Energy Smart Systems
- LPS - Laboratory for Port Security
- LTBP - Long-Term Bridge Performance Program
- NJ LTAP - NJ Local Technical Assistance Program
- PRP - Pavement Resource Program
- PSSP - Pipeline Safety and Security Program
- SAM - Structures and Advanced Materials
- SSML - Soil and Sediment Management Laboratory
- TSRC - Transportation Safety Resource Center
- TTG - Technology Transfer Group
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.
The lab is a joint effort of Rutgers School of Engineering and Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation (CAIT).
LESS also co-manages a Department of Energy-funded Industry Assessment Center (IAC). LESS and IAC are currently gearing up to partner with U.S. industry to analyze technological and financial challenges the country faces as it moves toward smart manufacturing practices and solutions.
Our team is working 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.