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5th Massachusetts Green Career Conference Presentation: Sustainability and Resource Management

5th Massachusetts Green Career Conference Presentation: Sustainability and Resource Management

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  • 1. University of Massachusetts Medical School Sustainability October 3, 2013 Melissa Lucas, Sustainability & Energy Manager
  • 2. UMass Medical School • • • • One of the 5 UMass campuses  3.3 million sq. ft of space (Worcester campus) About 6,000 employees 1,100 students – Medical School, Graduate School of Nursing, Graduate  School of Biomedical Sciences • UMass Memorial Healthcare clinical partner with an  onsite hospital
  • 3. Sustainability at UMass Medical • Sustainability priorities – – – – – Energy efficiency and reducing emissions Education of faculty, staff and students Recycling  Green new construction Operations (dining, transportation, purchasing) • Awards for Sustainability efforts:
  • 4. UMass Medical School Energy Efficiency Projects • Work to continually improve campus energy usage – LED lighting in two parking garages – Building Commissioning – Expanded natural gas fired Combined heat & power plant (CHP) • Generate up to 90% of electricity on campus • Generate all heating and cooling • UMass Medical received $8.3 million in incentives from  National Grid 2012‐2013 • Annual Electric savings resulting from projects:  – 67 million kWh – 46,000 Metric Tons of Carbon October 15, 2013 4
  • 5. Growing Green • • • • • Web site umassmed.edu/growingreen Bimonthly newsletter Green Reps Committee Annual Earth Day event Educational signage in buildings
  • 6. Resource Management 2013 • Major sustainability goal is to increase recycling rates for  UMass Medical School and UMass Memorial Healthcare • In 2013, signed a new resource management contract with  E.L. Harvey • Shared goals to increase recycling rates – Training, education – Equipment solutions to make it easy – Monthly reporting • First six months, recycling rates are starting to increase • New branding campaign: in the bin
  • 7. in the Bin: single stream recycling New for 2013
  • 8. More Recycling • Recycle electronics, equipment, furniture, construction debris • Employee Electronics Recycling events – Bring items from home for recycling; collected 75,000 pounds to date 
  • 9. Operations • Dining with Sodexo – Donate food scraps to local farmer for animal feed – Recycle oil from kitchen into biodiesel – Upcoming food waste ban July 1, 2014 • New construction – Ambulatory Care Center (2010) LEED Silver • Medical Office building – Albert Sherman Center (2012) LEED Gold • Laboratory building
  • 10. Questions? Thank you! Melissa Lucas, Sustainability & Energy Manager melissa.lucas@umassmed.edu umassmed.edu/growinggreen UMass Medical School Sustainability video  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFtI7wSBZIM @ UMass Medical School Sustainability