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:


Our engineering team is available to do free energy and resource assessments for manufacturing facilities in New England. Learn more about the Industrial Asessment Center program and eligibility.

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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.