Below are links to resources for sustainability activities in the campus physical environment developed in collaboration with Design & Construction Management, the Physical Plant, and other Facilities & Campus Services departments.
An interactive GIS map that provides resources for a self-guided tour of campus green buildings. Select a building to view a description of each project and additional information, including a project website, photos, LEED scorecards, and links to related media coverage. You may also view the LEED certification activity campuswide, verified by third-party organization USGBC/GBIG.
An interactive GIS map that provides information on campus sustainability initiatives. Projects fall under eight categories: advocacy, building, energy, food, landscape, recycling, transportation, and water. Zoom in and select an icon to view a description of each project and reveal additional information, including a project website, photos, and LEED scorecards. Zoom out to the campus boundary to view campus-wide projects.
Calculates and compares the Energy Use Intensity (EUI) for UMass buildings and associates this data with a map to visualize and analyze energy consumption across the campus. The application is an extension of an ESRI GIS template and includes navigation icons, printing customization tools, background information options, layers, and a legend in the upper-right hand corner.
This GIS map showcases campus Brutalist Buildings. A side panel displays a photograph of each building and a short description including the architect, contractor, and engineer. For current events and more information related to our Brutalist Buildings visit our Brut Webpage and our UMass Amherst + Dartmouth collaborative UMass Brut Webpage.
The Historic Campus of UMass Amherst walks the reader through UMass Amherst's unique origins as Massachusetts Agricultural College. The interactive StoryMap brings you back in time for a closer look at the campus' historic buildings and natural landmarks.
Developed by the arboretum committee, this web application showcases the urban forest of the UMass campus to teach tree identification and appreciation.
Facilities & Campus Services, Sustainable UMass, and Campus Planning support sustainability and energy conservation initiatives by providing in-house resources to campus staff, as well as designers and contractors working with the University.
Provide a framework for approaching new construction and major renovation projects at UMass Amherst that are undergoing LEED v4 certification by focusing the conversation on those green building aspects that are most important to the campus. They are intended to be the beginning of a dynamic conversation between designers, environmental consultants and constructors, university stakeholders, and users of new high performance buildings.
Developed in 2015 as a resource on how to: i) generate energy models for campus buildings; ii) provide quality assurance review of current energy models; and iii) share UMass Amherst energy modeling input parameters with project design teams for them to establish a baseline building energy profile.
Begun in 2013 and finalized in 2015 as a resource to project teams that undertake the measurement and verification of building systems during the first year of occupancy of a new building and renovation project, particularly projects undergoing LEED certification.
Provide a framework for approaching new construction and major renovation projects at UMass Amherst that are undergoing LEED certification by focusing the conversation on green building aspects that are most important to the campus. They are intended to be the beginning of a dynamic conversation between designers, environmental consultants and constructors, university stakeholders, and users of new high performance buildings.