Energy

The Campus Sustainability Manager has drafted a solar energy plan for the core campus area.  The plan looks at multiple types of solar installations such as ground mounted, roof mounted, and parking lot canopies as opportunities for helping the university in increasing it's renewable energy portfolio and meeting state mandates for renewable electricity generation.

This project would turn an ordinary parking lot into a solar power generation site, providing enough electricity to power the adjacent Robsham visitor's center.

Our internationally recognized wind energy engineering center.

The 106-panel, 25 kilowatt PV project examines and documents the results of implementing ground-mounted solar energy technology on farm land, while simultaneously producing a crop.It also demonstrates how this type of PV can be implemented by a farm in a cost effective manor.

This project focuses on evaluating existing building annual energy performance across multiple metrics.

UMass Amherst, in cooperation with DOER, NSTAR, and Philips Lighting, installed over 1,100 LED light bulbs across campus in early 2013.  In late 2013 over 5,000 bulbs were purchased and began to be installed in the residence halls.

Energy dashboards will provide a highly visible and interactive display for day-to-day energy consumption on the UMass Amherst campus.

An experimental project conducted to determine the effects of behavioral changes on energy costs.

The Central Heating plant is a multi-million dollar project which dramatically decreased campus GHG emissions and increased energy production efficiency.

The E+ program designates funding for energy saving projects with a direct savings benefit.