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Clean Energy Extension Past Events

E.g., Jun 2 2023
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 1:00pm
In May 2020, the UMass Center for Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy and UMass Clean Energy Extension held a free, online workshop providing an in-depth introduction to heat pump and variable refrigerant flow systems, with a focus on municipal applications for Massachusetts cities and towns. The slides and recording are available.
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 12:00pm
This webinar will provide a brief overview of solar development in Massachusetts to date, explain the basics of the newly updated state solar incentive program (SMART), and discuss how the program interacts with municipal bylaws.
Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 8:30am
The focus this year will be on the diversity of types of pollinator habitat in various environments across New England: On farmland, in Pollinator Pathways, under solar arrays, in forest clearings, and even in gravel pits!
Monday, March 4, 2019 - 9:00am
Modern, cold-climate heat pumps provide highly controllable, energy-efficient heating and cooling to a variety of building types. For a solid introduction to heat pump and variable refrigerant flow (VRF) technology, join the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center and UMass Amherst’s Clean Energy Extension for a repeat of last fall’s sold-out workshop. This fast-paced session will address how VRFs work, comparisons to other heating and cooling equipment, how to identify appropriate applications, architectural factors, case studies, how to obtain Massachusetts incentives toward installation costs, and next steps to including VRF in your projects.
Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 2:00pm
Calling architects, building owners and managers, energy professionals, and HVAC contractors for an introduction to energy-efficient heat pump and variable refrigerant flow (VRF) technology. This training will include how these technologies work, comparisons to other heating and cooling equipment, how to identify appropriate applications, and how to earn incentives toward installation costs from MassCEC. Additionally, case studies will be presented as well as next steps for including VRF in your projects. Presented By JS Rancourt, DXS New England (Daikin distributor) and Greg Hosselbarth, Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating For those who qualify, 2 AIA LU/HSW continuing education credits are available.
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 5:00pm
In 2006, CEE PI, Ben Weil, his wife Lisa, and their 1-year-old daughter moved into the oldest, coldest, and least energy efficient house in Leeds, MA. By 2018 it is probably the most energy efficient and comfortable house in the village. The deep energy retrofit was done in phases over a decade, with the help of carpenters and other creative and dedicated craftsmen and tradespeople who are leaders in the green building movement in the western Massachusetts. Join Western Mass Green Consortium for a presentation sharing this journey, mistakes, successes, and lessons learned.
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 11:00am
Most food and beverage businesses could significantly reduce their operating costs by making energy and environmental improvements to their facilities or processes. Join this webinar to learn about best practices, success stories from other businesses, and free resources available to support your sustainability efforts. This webinar is part of an ongoing initiative for food and beverage businesses, made possible by a pollution prevention grant from EPA Region I New England. Learn more at
Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 8:00am
The Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI) at UMass Lowell presents Continuing Education Conferences in the spring and fall of each year. These day-long conferences vary from event to event, presenting in-depth training on topics related to safer alternatives to toxic substances, clean energy, pollution prevention, resource conservation, chemicals policy, and toxicology. Lauren Mattison, Research Fellow at CEE, will present at the November conference. Like all TURI events, Continuing Education Conferences are open to anyone, as these trainings can be beneficial to government officials, company executives, community leaders, and university personnel.
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 8:00am
Join us for an interactive workshop on opportunities for food and beverage businesses to reduce costs, improve operations and prevent pollution through sustainability efforts including energy efficiency and renewable energy, waste management, and safer cleaning and sanitizing materials.