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.
Carbon Literacy Project
UMass Amherst is the first university in the US to offer this international, award-winning carbon literacy program.
Geotechnical tests in progress
We are testing selected campus properties for their geothermal capacity.
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.
Living Labs underway
We are working with faculty and staff to support UMass Carbon Zero high-impact learning, research, and engagement opportunities.
Talking with local utilities
We are engaging with our utility providers to prepare for our energy transition.
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.