Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

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. 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 the following programs:

Latest News:

CEERE director Dr. Beka Kosanovic is a co-principal investigator for the new Massachusetts Energy Extension Initiative, funded by a $6 million grant from the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources. The initiative will provide information on clean energy technologies and resources to help put them into practice. Read more.

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.


Massachusetts Energy Extension Initiative

MAEEI is a new program funded by the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources, which will provide technical assistance on a range of clean energy technologies at no cost to municipalities and businesses across the state.