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Experience
The University of Baltimore (UB) is striving to become an urban leader in smarter,
greener growth, while also applying due diligence to the education of its students
as future leaders with a global, socially responsible outlook. Developing students’
capabilities as future generators of sustainable value for business and society
at large – and setting a good example for them on their own campus – helps
establish an inclusive and sustainable global economy.
The University established a campus-wide Sustainability Task Force, representing
students, faculty and staff and focusing on a wide array of issues and solutions as
UB transitions to a more sustainable future. So far, the task force has led efforts
to bolster UB’s recycling efforts, measured and analyzed its carbon footprint,
and guided the campus in the best use of human capital to promote public
transportation for its commuter population, alternative energy sources and so on.
Strategies & Solutions
One of the University of Baltimore’s most critical sustainability initiatives is
reducing its energy consumption. To that end, it awarded an energy performance
contract to Energy System Group (ESG) that will cut energy consumption by 30
percent in less than two years, surpassing the Governor’s goal of a 15 percent
statewide reduction by 2015.
Energy Systems Group has developed a comprehensive package of energy
conservation measures to address energy and water usage which includes a new
chiller system, new boilers, new lighting and controls and improved building
envelope. One of the most visible results will be a series of skylight units on
the University’s Academic Center, where photovoltaic solar panels will capture
sunlight to produce energy. The projected savings from these upgrades will
finance the cost: going green will pay for itself.
Green Applications
• Solar PV System and Skylights
• Green Roof: Green Grid system comes pre-planted in lightweight, recycled, self
contained grids that can be easily moved and re-configured.
Environmental Benefits
• Electricity Consumption Savings Equivalent to Creating Enough Energy to
Power 313 Homes Annually
• Savings of 1,654,000 Gallons of Water Annually
• CO
2
Reduction Equivalent to Removing 533 Cars from the Road Annually
University of Baltimore
Baltimore, Maryland
Annual Energy & Operational
Savings Over $750,000