Amherst, MA

Central Heating Plant at UMass Amherst

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Owner/Developer
University of Massachusetts
Architect
Cambridge Seven Associates

The Central Heating Plant at the University of Massachusetts Amherst consists of a 45,000 SF building that provides 70% of electricity and 100% of steam for the 10,000,000 SF campus. It is steel-framed and features a glass wall facing the south to reduce heating costs in the winter. The plant includes a braced and moment frame lateral system with perimeter sloped columns in a “V” formation. The curved roof height reaches 56 feet over the tanks and equipment.

The Best Combined Hear and Power Plant Project in the US (2008) Combined Cycle Journal Pacessetter

Combined Heat and Power Energy Star Award (2011) Environmental Protection Agency Sustainable

Campus Leadership Award (2009) International District Energy Association

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