UMass Dartmouth among the most ‘green’ schools for 10th year in a row

Nov 4, 2021

UMass Dartmouth has been listed among the top environmentally-friendly colleges and universities in the nation, according to The Princeton Review’s latest guide to green colleges.

This is the tenth year in a row UMass Dartmouth has received the honor.

“UMass Dartmouth continues our efforts to support a broad portfolio of sustainable activities across the campus. We are honored to be recognized for the 10th year running and invite any prospective student who wants to attend a campus that is leading by example on sustainability, to check us out,” said Jamie Jacquart, Assistant Director of Campus Sustainability.

Over the past year, the university has upgraded campus infrastructure to operate in a less-impactful way, including wrapping steam piping in removable insulating jackets that allow for valves to be checked while keeping pipes insulated during operations.

The university has also partnered with Eversource to upgrade fluorescent lighting to more efficient LED bulbs at buildings on the main campus, UMass Law, the School for Marine Science and Technology, and the CVPA STAR Store in downtown New Bedford.

The lighting upgrade initiative is currently halfway complete, with an anticipated completion by the end of 2022.