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University of Massachusetts Medical School
Sustainability
October 3, 2013
Melissa Lucas, Sustainability & Energy Manager
UMass Medical School
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One of the 5 UMass campuses 
3.3 million sq. ft of space (Worcester campus)
About 6,000 empl...
Sustainability at UMass Medical
• Sustainability priorities
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Energy efficiency and reducing emissions
Education ...
UMass Medical School
Energy Efficiency Projects
• Work to continually improve campus energy usage
– LED lighting in two pa...
Growing Green
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Web site umassmed.edu/growingreen
Bimonthly newsletter
Green Reps Committee
Annual Earth Day even...
Resource Management 2013
• Major sustainability goal is to increase recycling rates for 
UMass Medical School and UMass Me...
in the Bin: single stream recycling
New for 2013
More Recycling
• Recycle electronics, equipment, furniture, construction debris
• Employee Electronics Recycling events
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Operations
• Dining with Sodexo
– Donate food scraps to local farmer for animal feed
– Recycle oil from kitchen into biodi...
Questions?
Thank you!
Melissa Lucas, Sustainability & Energy Manager
melissa.lucas@umassmed.edu
umassmed.edu/growinggreen
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  1. 1. University of Massachusetts Medical School Sustainability October 3, 2013 Melissa Lucas, Sustainability & Energy Manager
  2. 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. 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. 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. 5. Growing Green • • • • • Web site umassmed.edu/growingreen Bimonthly newsletter Green Reps Committee Annual Earth Day event Educational signage in buildings
  6. 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. 7. in the Bin: single stream recycling New for 2013
  8. 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. 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. 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

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