Commercial, Energy Efficiency, GHG Emissions - May 26, 2022
MassArt Completes Energy Retrofit
The Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt) announced the completion of its energy and water retrofits project.
The project included facility upgrades across seven campus buildings and 15 energy conservation measures that were conducted by Ameresco, Inc., a cleantech integrator specializing in energy efficiency and renewable energy.
Services provided by Ameresco included improved lighting controls, building management system and controls upgrades, steam heating improvements, make up air units and exhaust fans installations, real-time metering – demand response, general building code upgrades, and more.
MassArt is estimated to amass $436,385 in annual cost savings, which will allow the university to implement additional academic and infrastructure upgrades.
Construction covered approximately 800,000 square feet across university facilities, with Ameresco leading the design, labor and material procurement, installation, testing and commissioning, measurement and verification, inspection, training, and more throughout the entirety of the project.
“One of the amazing things about working with customers in the higher education space is seeing how they can improve their learning environments from the cost savings that come from clean energy improvements,” said Pete Christakis, SVP of Construction and Operations, in a statement. “We have been coordinating this project with MassArt since 2018. This is a very important step for the university’s future sustainability goals, and we are happy to help to lead the charge.”