The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (UMass Dartmouth) has made a collective commitment to responsible stewardship of resources and to demonstrating leadership in sustainable business practices. As part of this commitment, the university aims to achieve carbon neutrality by 2040 and is looking to accelerate that further to 2030, if possible.
Ramboll has partnered with UMass Dartmouth to develop a comprehensive Energy Master Plan for the primary campus in North Dartmouth, helping the university to understand the investment and implementation requirements to reach its GHG reduction and carbon neutral targets. In creating the plan, Ramboll evaluated existing energy data, forecasted future energy demands, and identified alternate energy sources that could meet the demand in a reliable, cost effective and sustainable way.
The Energy Master Plan provides a roadmap for UMass Dartmouth to achieve its sustainability mandates under Executive Order 484 as well as its carbon neutrality goals under the American College & University President’s Climate Commitment, while planning the future of energy district heating system improvements for the next 10 to 20 years.