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Roxbury Community College – Energy Design Build

This project addresses an ambitious set of energy, water and greenhouse gas reduction goals.


solar pv at Roxbury Community College

Contractor: Ameresco, Inc.
Estimated Project Cost: $20,740,456
Estimated Annual Cost Savings: $834,418

Annual savings:

  • Electricity (kWh) – 4.7 million
  • Natural gas (therms) – 7,97
  • Water (gallons) – 358,947
  • CO2 (metric tons) - 2,581

Project goals:

  • Leverage cost savings for Deferred Maintenance
  • Improve student learning environments
  • Optimize facility operations
  • Install Solar canopy photovoltaic (PV) system and ground source heat pump within the same parking lot

Project features

  • Lighting upgrades
  • Comprehensive HVAC upgrades, including boilers and cooling tower
  • Upgraded energy management system
  • Direct hot water heater replacements
  • Solar PV carport and electric vehicle charging stations
  • $600,000 Leading by Example Solar Canopy Grant
  • Geothermal Heat Pump System

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