The Massachusetts Division of Capital Management and Maintenance (DCAMM) has selected Constellation, an Exelon company, to implement more than $17 million in energy efficiency improvements at the Massachusetts Information Technology Center (MITC). MITC, located in Chelsea, Mass., is home to several state departments and houses state-operated data center equipment.
Energy conservation measures to be implemented in the four-story, 425,000 square foot facility include LED lighting, a new chiller plant (including cooling tower replacements), air handling units, and energy management systems.
In total, the project is expected to conserve approximately 1.8 million kilowatt-hours of electricity and prevent the release of nearly 700 metric tons of carbon emissions annually, the greenhouse gas equivalent of removing nearly 150 passenger vehicles from the road in one year, according to Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources calculations.
“DCAMM is committed to promoting responsible energy usage in State-owned and operated buildings through the implementation of these creative and innovative measures,” said Carol Gladstone, DCAMM Commissioner. “This strategic investment in the MITC building will help bring the Commonwealth closer to its carbon emissions goals.”
Project construction began in December 2020 and is expected be completed by February 2022.
“Over the last 15 years Constellation has implemented a total of 10 efficiency or renewable projects for DCAMM,” said John Wardle, vice president, Energy Efficiency, Constellation. “We’re proud to continue our track record of implementing sustainability-focused solutions for the agency through our upcoming work at MITC.”
DCAMM is responsible for capital planning, public building construction, facilities management, and real estate services for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. To learn more about Constellation’s Energy Efficiency offerings, please visit, constellation.com.