AMHERST, Mass. — The University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass Amherst) has taken on a solar energy initiative designed to save over $6.2 million across a timespan of 20 years. The initiative will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and provide enough energy to power 900 Massachusetts homes.Read more
AMHERST, Ma. — The University of Massachusetts (UMass) recently celebrated a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of its $52 million, energy-efficient Design Building. The ceremony honored the state-of-the-art academic facility and the innovative wood construction technologies it will incorporate.
About 100 people celebrated at the event, which featured remarks from UMass President Marty Meehan. Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy, Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Katherine Newman and State Rep. Ellen Story also spoke.