The ASC has many different systems that help to reduce consumption. The building includes occupancy sensors for lighting, heating, and cooling; heat recovery wheels to exhaust air while retaining heat; and its outside has been ideally designed to reduce the need for electric environment alterations.
The Chancellor of UMass Medical School Michael F. Collins said that this type of energy incentive helps UMMS to “invest in design and advanced technologies that ease the environmental impact of [the] campus and save money in the long term.”
This initiative continues UMMS’ partnership with National Grid, as on April 9th of this year, UMMS received a $5.6 million incentive, the largest rebate given by the utility company in Massachusetts. The previous incentive was for the energy efficient expansion of the Worcester campus’ power plant.