Roxbury Community College (RCC) partnered with Ameresco to address campus-wide energy upgrades, deliver energy savings, and reduce the college’s carbon footprint.
“The innovative, tri-level renewable solution for Parking Lot 1 is the most unique aspect of our project, and is the first of its kind in Massachusetts. Beneath the parking lot, we have 115 geothermal wells, 500-feet deep, to function as our heating and cooling source. On the surface, we have parking for 320 cars, in addition to electric charging stations for up to 6 cars. Above the lot, we have a solar canopy with a 1 million kWH/year electric generation capacity, providing renewable energy. This renewable solution provides tremendous strides in supporting and help to achieve our sustainability goals.”
– Dr. Valerie Roberson
President, Roxbury Community College
Solar Panels Installed
Million Energy Project Size
Tons Geothermal System Capacity
Annual Energy Savings
Ameresco’s work with RCC provided the college with clean renewable resources and energy cost savings. The generated savings allow RCC to direct more funds to other campus improvements.
- Annual emissions reduced by 5,689,934 lbs CO2
- Interior and exterior LED lighting enhancements
- Annually save $860,000
- Reduced college’s carbon footprint
RCC and Ameresco partnered on a $20 million comprehensive energy and water project encompassing 23 energy conservation measures. Ameresco worked closely with RCC and their funders to generate a budget neutral plan.
- Installed 115 geothermic wells functioning as heating/cooling source
- Installed 400-ton capacity geothermal heat pump system
- Installed 3,000 panel solar canopy with 1 million kWh capacity