University of Maryland Institutes Higher Energy Efficiency
The University of Maryland (UMD) made a variety of energy upgrades to its flagship College Park campus with assistance from Pepco’s Energy Savings for Business Program, such as recently installing a micro-combined heat and power system. The energy upgrades further the university’s commitment to increase campus sustainability and energy efficiency and its goal of reaching carbon neutrality by 2050.
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- UMD is committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and achieving carbon neutrality
- UMD wanted to install new equipment and update old processes to achieve proven energy-saving benefits across campus
- New energy-efficient lighting and controls, building automation, variable frequency drives, pipe insulation, and building envelopes
- A new micro-combined heat and power system
- Equipment optimization, retro-commissioning, and training for efficient building operation
- Better lighting, quieter environments, and more consistent building temperatures across campus
- Energy savings estimated at 6,718,751 kilowatt-hours annually
- Energy costs lowered by approximately $806,250 annually
- Nearly $1.5 million saved on upgrades using available incentives
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