UMass, Ever­source team up on en­ergy ef­fi­ciency plan

Woonsocket Call - - Region/obituaries -

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — UMass-Amherst is hop­ing to save nearly $2 mil­lion in an­nual en­ergy costs un­der a three-year agree­ment signed with the util­ity Ever­source.

The non-bind­ing mem­o­ran­dum of un­der­stand­ing runs through the first half of 2020 and in­cludes a ten­ta­tive list of cam­pus projects in which Ever­source will par­tic­i­pate as an en­ergy ad­viser.

It's the sec­ond such agree­ment be­tween the univer­sity and the util­ity.

UMass and Ever­source are cur­rently work­ing to­gether on cam­pus im­prove­ments in­clud­ing ad­di­tional LED up­grades, HVAC sys­tem en­hance­ments, and the con­tin­u­a­tion of an ini­tia­tive that tar­gets re­search labs to re­duce ven­ti­la­tion air­flow and en­ergy use while im­prov­ing safety.

The part­ner­ship will also help UMass stu­dents launch their ca­reers. Ever­source and the univer­sity will work to­gether to re­cruit stu­dent in­terns, en­try- level en­gi­neers and busi­ness grad­u­ates for open po­si­tions at the util­ity.

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