The Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (CEERE) conducts research and provides technical assistance for a range of clean energy technologies and applications. With support from state and federal partners, we provide services at no cost to industrial, commercial and municipal clients, helping them to identify and implement cost-effective measures that reduce their operating costs, environmental impacts and greenhouse gas emissions.

Based in the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, CEERE offers valuable training and research experience for graduate and undergraduate engineering students.

In the past 30 years, we have conducted audits and feasibility studies at more than 800 facilities around the northeast, helping them to save millions of dollars in energy costs and billions of tons of carbon dioxide emissions. Our research has informed energy policy and program development, and our graduates have gone on to found energy consulting companies and work for top energy efficiency programs.


CEERE houses these programs:

Industrial Assessment Center
Through the U.S. Department of Energy's IAC program, we provide no-cost energy and resource assessments for small to midsized manufacturing facilities in New England.
Northeast Combined Heat and Power Technical Assistance Partnership
With funding from the U.S. Department of Energy, we offer no-cost screenings, technical assistance, economic analysis, and expert advice to help determine if combined heat and power (CHP) is a good fit for sites throughout New England and New York.
Massachusetts Energy Efficiency Partnership
MAEEP is a training program that supports deployment of energy efficiency technologies and tools to the industrial, commercial, and institutional sectors.
UMass Clean Energy Extension
This new program, funded by the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources, provides technical assistance on a range of clean energy technologies at no cost to municipalities and businesses across the state.