DOER Leading by Example Meeting and Northeast Utilities/UMass Amherst MOU Signing Ceremony

Event date/time: 
Thursday, May 22, 2014 (All day)

UMass-Amherst recently entered into a 3-year Energy Efficiency Strategic Alliance with Western Massachusetts Electric Company (WMECO)/Northeast Utilities.  The University has a long history of energy efficiency efforts aimed at reducing operating costs and climate impacts.  This new partnership, supported by a Memorandum of Understanding, aims to greatly enhance these efforts with WMECO's support.  The strategic energy use reduction plan being developed under this agreement provides a roadmap of sustainability projects and support to realize significant  energy reduction goals of approximately 3 million kWh per year reduction or 2+% annually for the next three years.   DOER Leading by Example Meeting and Northeast Utilities/UMass Amherst MOU Signing Ceremony

DOER Leading by Example Meeting and Northeast Utilities/UMass Amherst MOU Signing Ceremony
Thursday, May 22
UMass Amherst Campus – Location: 10th Floor, Lincoln Campus Center
 
Special guests confirmed to attend:
Vice Chancellor of Administration & Finance, UMass Amherst – James Sheehan
Commissioner, DOER - Mark Sylvia
VP and GM, Energy Efficiency for Northeast Utilities - Tilak Subrahmanian
 
Leading by Example Meeting - 10 AM -11:30 AM
Facilitator: Eric Friedman, Director of LBE Program
Attendees: State Agency representatives from across Commonwealth
The Leading by Example (LBE) Program was created by Executive Order No. 484 and sets aggressive targets for facilities owned and operated by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts regarding greenhouse gas emission reductions, energy conservation and efficiency, renewable energy, green buildings, and water conservation.)
 
Northeast Utilities/UMass Amherst MOU Signing Ceremony - 11:30-NOON
Facilitator: Joseph Arruda, Energy Efficiency Sales Executive (WMECO)
Attendees: LBE Meeting attendees and Special guests:  
Vice Chancellor of Administration & Finance, UMass Amherst – James Sheehan,
Associate Vice Chancellor of Administration & Finance Juanita Holler,
Vice President and General Manager for Energy Efficiency, Northeast Utilities - Tilak Subrahmanian,
Manager of Energy Efficiency Sales for Northeast Utilities - Richard Kazarian

This section of the program will include a short presentation, introduction of the signatories, signing of the EE Agreement, closing comments, and photos.

Campus Tours  – 1:00 - 2:00 PM
Facilitator: Ezra Small, Campus Sustainability Manager, UMass Amherst Green Building Researchers (trained and authorized to provide green building tours)
Attendees: LBE Meeting attendees, Special guests listed above (Tours are optional for all attendees)
Tours will likely include the Level III Electric Vehicle charging station at Transportation Services, The Central Heating Plant, or LEED Certified Buildings on campus (CNS Greenhouses, Band Building, Police Station)

 

Contact's name: 
Ezra Small
Contact's phone: 
413.545.0799
Contact's email: 
Location: 
UMass Amherst Campus
MA
United States