The UMass Amherst (UMA) is the flagship of the five-campus University of Massachusetts system and is a community of over 25,000 students and 8,000 employees. Currently in the midst of a $1 billion capital improvement program, the campus occupies over 11.3 million GSF in more than 300 major buildings, which include a wide range of building functional uses in facilities that represent over a century of building construction types.
Our project focuses on evaluating existing building's annual energy performance across multiple metrics. The goal is to establish benchmarks for energy use that are linked to space use and building type.
In 2013, Green Building Researcher Katherine McCusker published "Measuring, Managing and Visualizing Building Energy Consumption & Carbon Emissions: Benchmarking at the University of Massachusetts Amherst" which calculates and compares the Energy Use Intensity (EUI) for each metered building on campus