Snow Closing
Holyoke Community College will be closed on Wednesday, November 26th due to inclement weather. There will be no day or evening classes. The college will re-open on Monday, December 1st.
Students in the Sustainability Program shoveling dirt.

HCC Green Campus Intiative

In 2011, Holyoke Community College became one of 700 sites in Massachusetts selected to be retrofitted under the state's Accelerated Energy Program (AEP). AEP is a program designed to reduce energy consumption by 20-25 percent while creating about 4,000 clean energy jobs and saving the Commonwealth approximately $43 million annually. By 2013, current efforts were only producing 22 percent reduction, so the Toward Zero Net Energy (TZNE) Retrofit was implemented. TZNE is defined as an approach to retrofit facilities that, at a minimum, achieves deeper energy retrofits (40 percent or more) and also strives for zero net energy through the installation of renewable energy systems. This means that HCC will consume roughly the same amount of energy that is produced through renewable energy sources, meaning there will be no carbon output and therefore no harmful environmental consequences adding to climate change. Ten sites across the Commonwealth were chosen to add the TZNE Retrofit, including Holyoke Community College.

Projects

Projects

From wind turbines to rainwater harvesting, HCC is poised to save considerable money by utilizing energy saving prgrams.

 
Get Involved

Get Involved

Students, faculty and staff: find out how you can make a difference. Small life style changes have a large impact on energy consumption.

 
Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

This program will significantly reduce energy use, cost, and greenhouse gas emissions while creating clean energy jobs. Find out more as we ask and answer your questions.

 
 

Holyoke Community College
303 Homestead Ave. Holyoke, MA 01040
(413) 538-7000