Conserving Energy Through Campus Collaboration.

SynergE Worcester is an initiative of Worcester-based higher education institutions and company partners to achieve greater energy savings and more sustainability wins for our community. We work with all levels of the campus to implement infrastructure and behavior solutions that will reduce the energy costs and carbon footprints of each institution.

Our Partners Get Involved

Clark University

Clark University was founded in 1887 in Worcester, Massachusetts, Clark University is a small, liberal arts-based research university addressing social and human imperatives on a global scale. Nationally renowned as a college that changes lives, Clark is emerging as a transformative force in higher education today. LEEP (Liberal Education and Effective Practice) is Clark’s pioneering model of education that combines a robust liberal arts curriculum with life-changing world and workplace experiences. Clark’s faculty and students work across boundaries to develop solutions to contemporary challenges in the areas of psychology, geography, management, urban education, Holocaust and genocide studies, environmental studies, and international development and social change. The Clark educational experience embodies the University’s motto: Challenge convention. Change our world.

WPI

Worcester Polytechnic Institute was founded in 1865 in Worcester, Mass., and was one of the nation’s first engineering and technology universities. Its 14 academic departments offer more than 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in science, engineering, technology, business, the social sciences, and the humanities and arts, leading to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. WPI’s talented faculty work with students on interdisciplinary research that seeks solutions to important and socially relevant problems in fields as diverse as the life sciences and bioengineering, energy, information security, materials processing, and robotics. Students also have the opportunity to make a difference to communities and organizations around the world through the university’s innovative Global Perspective Program. There are more than 25 WPI project centers throughout North America and Central America, Africa, Australia, Asia, and Europe.

College of the Holy Cross

The College of the Holy Cross, located in Worcester, Massachusetts, is among the nation’s leading liberal arts institutions. A highly selective, four-year, exclusively undergraduate college of 2,900 students, Holy Cross is renowned for offering a rigorous, personalized education in the Jesuit, Catholic tradition.  Since its founding in 1843, Holy Cross has made a positive impact in society by graduating students who distinguish themselves as thoughtful leaders in business, professional and civic life.

National Grid

National Grid is an electricity and gas company that connects consumers to energy sources through its networks. The company is at the heart of one of the greatest challenges facing our society – to create new, sustainable energy solutions for the future and developing an energy system that underpins economic prosperity in the 21st century. National Grid holds a vital position at the center of the energy system and it ‘joins everything up.’

In the northeast US, we connect more than seven million gas and electric customers to vital energy sources, essential for our modern lifestyles. In Great Britain, we run the gas and electricity systems that our society is built on, delivering gas and electricity across the country.

National Grid delivers electricity to approximately 3.3 million customers in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and Rhode Island.

GreenerU

GreenerU partners with colleges and their students to solve the campus sustainability and energy management challenges of today and tomorrow. The company believes that colleges and universities are uniquely positioned to be leaders in mitigating climate change and accelerating sustainability, and GreenerU’s mission is to help them.

No two campuses are alike, and GreenerU meets the challenges of each college with a flexible approach and a breadth of solutions. We implement energy efficiency, cogeneration, and renewable energy projects paired with people-oriented solutions, such as sustainability integration, behavior change programs, and student/campus engagement initiatives. In addition, schools often engage the company to develop energy and sustainability master plans, climate action plans, and financing approaches for large-scale implementation programs. GreenerU’s holistic approach is uniquely tailored to assist colleges in meeting their sustainability and energy goals, often by using energy savings to pay for the programs.