In the Community

Energy and Water Conservation, Renewables

UMass Boston engages in a number of energy-conservation and water-conservation efforts, including using water-conserving faucets and toilets, energy-efficient compact fluorescents and LEDs, ENERGY STAR® copy machines and devices; powering down features for computers; and reducing IT energy consumption. In 2011, as an ARRA project, UMass Boston installed its first-ever solar photovoltaic array, with more than 350 roof-mounted panels with a 74 KW capacity on the roof of Wheatley Hall. A real-time readout in the Wheatley Hall lobby allows students, staff, and faculty to see the renewable energy generated. You can also track energy savings from your computer.