Energy Efficiency

Energy Conservation Measures

UMass Amherst, Eversource Sign Second Agreement for Energy Efficiency Partnership
In July, 2017 the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Eversource signed a three-year memorandum of understanding continuing their energy-efficiency partnership with the goal of saving the university $1.8 million in energy costs annually. 
Read Press Release here
Download FY17-FY18 EE Project Spreadsheet here
Download FY19 EE Project Spreadsheet here

 

Tracking Energy Usage Intensity (EUI)

The benchmark for on-campus building energy consumption has been evaluated through Energy Usage Intensity (EUI). EUI takes total consumption and divides it by gross square footage. EUI can be used for comparing buildings of similar size with one another or for understanding usage of a particular building over time.  On-campus building energy data is collected and compared annually.

The Building Energy Explorer (BEE) is the first phase of an ongoing effort to provide information about energy consumption in UMass Amherst buildings. The project focuses on evaluating existing buildings’ annual energy performance across multiple metrics. The goal is to establish internal benchmarks for energy use that are linked to space use and building type.  The BEE visualizes available EUI data for FY'10-FY'15 and most campus buildings on a campus map.

Building Energy Explorer

UMass collects and publishes annual building energy consumption including building electricity consumption...

Access building energy consumption since 2009 through 2019 at the UMass Sustainability ScholarWorks Campus Data page.

Energy Consumption Dashboards

Real-time energy usage as well as CO2 emissions for on-campus buildings can be viewed live through the UMass Amherst Energy Dashboard.

UMass Amherst Energy Dashboard

v2 energy dashboard

For Solar Generation Dashboards visit our Solar section of this website here.