Current Projects

NECASC Member showing minature models

UMass Carbon Zero Now

What Are We Doing Today?

We are working for sustainability all over campus and preparing for our energy transition. 

Future Projects

Past Projects

Lot 44 Solar Canopy

Solar power 

We are a leader in on-campus solar, with five parking canopy systems and five rooftop systems that produce 10 million kilowatts of renewable electricity annually, the equivalent to powering 1,430 homes.

South College Indoor Seating

Carbon Literacy Project

UMass Amherst is the first university in the US to offer this international, award-winning carbon literacy program.

ILC Grass Roof

Geotechnical tests in progress

We are testing selected campus properties for their geothermal capacity.

UMass Crotty Hall

Preparing new buildings for carbon zero

As we continue with current new building and major renovation projects, we are designing them to be carbon-zero ready.

Renovated CNS Lab

Living Labs underway

We are working with faculty and staff to support UMass Carbon Zero high-impact learning, research, and engagement opportunities.

Zero Emissions Car Logo

Talking with local utilities

We are engaging with our utility providers to prepare for our energy transition.

Geothermal Well Installation

Planning proceeds

Our facilities planning team has developed a proof-of-concept pilot project to build a 42-building mini version of the UMass Carbon Zero low-temperature hot water and geothermal campus energy system.