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FRAMINGHAM – Ameresco, Inc., a Framingham-based cleantech integrator specializing in energy efficiency and renewable energy, today announced the completion of its energy and water retrofits project with the Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt).
The project included facility upgrades across seven campus buildings and 15 energy conservation measures.
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 targeted to amass $436,385in 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. “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.”
Ameresco’s work with MassArt is the latest addition to its high-profile education pipeline. The cleantech integrator’s expertise in providing solutions to higher education institutions consists of ongoing relationships with universities including: Northwestern University, Wellesley College, Northeastern University, The Medical University of South Carolina, Tarleton State University, Trent University and more.
Founded in 2000, Ameresco, Inc. is a cleantech integrator and renewable energy asset developer, owner and operator. Our comprehensive portfolio includes energy efficiency, infrastructure upgrades, asset sustainability and renewable energy solutions delivered to clients throughout North America and the United Kingdom.
Ameresco’s sustainability services in support of clients’ pursuit of Net Zero include upgrades to a facility’s energy infrastructure and the development, construction, and operation of distributed energy resources.
Ameresco has successfully completed energy saving, environmentally responsible projects with Federal, state and local governments, healthcare and educational institutions, housing authorities, and commercial and industrial customers.
With its corporate headquarters in Framingham, Ameresco has more than 1,000 employees providing local expertise in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.
MassArt is grounded in history, creativity, and foresight. Every era requires vision as part of its progress, and MassArt was founded on a vision of the future that included all citizens in its gaze. Started as a revolutionary idea, MassArt continues to look toward what is extraordinary and cutting-edge – and who will lead the way – in art, design, and education.