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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The Opportunity

  • 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

The Upgrades

  • 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

The Benefits

  • 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

Experience the Success Firsthand

Pepco is proud to offer a variety of energy-saving programs designed to fit your business’s needs. Let us help you start saving energy and money.

We Are Here to Help

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EmPOWER Maryland programs are funded by a charge on your energy bill. EmPOWER programs can help you reduce your energy consumption and save you money. To learn more about EmPOWER and how you can participate, click here.