Measuring Our Success
The energy efficiency results of this pilot project will be monitored to inform the design and operation of future state owned facilities in order to save energy, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, provide cost savings and stimulate clean energy technology. The building will benefit the College and the Commonwealth by:
- Reducing annual electrical grid consumption by over 40%, compared to a conventionally designed building
- Preventing approximately 4,000 metric tons of carbon emissions over the 20-year period, equivalent to eliminating 780 cars from Massachusetts roads or the electricity use of 500 homes.
- Serving as a design model for future state owned buildings and as a learning tool for the college community.