Tag: UMass Amherst

UMass Amherst Installing Solar Panels to Reduce Emissions and Cut Electricity Costs

Filed in Efficiency, Featured, General by on July 28, 2016
UMass Amherst Installing Solar Panels to Reduce Emissions and Cut Electricity Costs

AMHERST, Mass. ­– The University of Massachusetts Amherst has embarked on a major solar energy initiative that will cut its electric bills by $6.2 million over 20 years and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by the equivalent of 31,000 non-metric tons of carbon dioxide. At no upfront cost to itself, UMass Amherst is installing 15,576 photovoltaic […]

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New University-Wide Elevator Maintenance Contract

Filed in Featured, General by on May 5, 2016
New University-Wide Elevator Maintenance Contract

COLLABORATION The University of Massachusetts System, in a true collaborative initiative, holistically combined the majority of the five campuses’ elevator maintenance requirements into a single Request for Proposal (RFP). The objectives were to develop an enhanced standard for maintenance across the system, drive associated costs down and improve quality of service. In addition to a […]

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UMass Amherst’s Design Building, A Model of Sustainable Architecture

Filed in Efficiency, Featured, Innovation by on December 15, 2015
UMass Amherst’s Design Building, A Model of Sustainable Architecture

UMass Amherst is constructing a four-story, 87,500-square-foot building that will open in 2017. This building will house three academic programs from three separate colleges, Landscape Architecture & Regional Planning from the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, the Department of Architecture from the College of Humanities and Fine Arts, and the Building and Construction Technology […]

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State Recognizes Outstanding Performance at UMass

Filed in Featured, General by on July 6, 2015
State Recognizes Outstanding Performance at UMass

Each year, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts accepts nominations for their Performance Recognition Program, which is made up of five awards, including the Citation for Outstanding Performance.  The Outstanding Performance Award nominations open in November of each year and close in February.  Nominators can submit a recommendation for either an individual or a group.  Once nominations […]

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Transforming the Future of Information Technology through Community Engagement

Filed in Featured, Student Success by on June 16, 2015
Transforming the Future of Information Technology through Community Engagement

What makes young women consider an undergraduate major in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM)? What helps increase enrollment of under-represented groups in STEM fields? Faculty and staff from UMass Amherst School of Computer Science contend that introducing youth to various technologies at an early age and providing professional development for K-12 educators can help. […]

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