UMass Lowell - Energy Design Build

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


UMass Lowell PVs

Contractor: Constellation NewEnergy, Inc.
Estimated Project Cost: $26,619,354
Estimated Annual Cost savings: $1,400,000

Annual savings:

  • Electricity (kWh) - 5,749,662
  • Natural gas (therms) – 482,621
  • Water usage (gallons) - 2,507,364
  • CO2 (metric tons) - 4,963

Project goals:

Beyond an ambitious set of energy, water and greenhouse gas reduction goals, this project will also:

  • Address deferred maintenance issues
  • Improve student learning environments
  • Optimize facility operations
  • Showcase the University’s commitment to becoming an agent for change both on campus and across the broader community of this Massachusetts Gateway City

Project features

  • Lighting upgrades and daylighting
  • Comprehensive HVAC upgrades, including boilers and chillers
  • New energy management system
  • High efficiency motors and variable speed drives
  • Solar photovoltaic (PV) carport
  • Solar thermal

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