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Energy & Sustainability

Facilities Management is responsible for managing and maintaining all aspects of UMBC’s energy and utility infrastructure. This includes:

  • Procurement of energy resources (electricity, natural gas, water & sewer services, and emergency fuel oil)
  • Distribution of electricity, natural gas, and water services throughout the campus
  • Generation and distribution of chilled water for campus cooling and hot water for campus heating
  • Operation and control of HVAC systems
  • Maintenance of associated infrastructure (transformers, switchgear, wiring, chillers, boilers, pumps, piping, valves, fans, ductwork, etc.)
  • Specialized engineering and technical support for construction projects

Facilities Management implements a prioritized, cost-effective approach for managing energy and utilities with goals of improving reliability, saving energy, and reducing carbon footprint. For a summary of UMBC’s past, present, and future energy-related initiatives, click here.

Energy usage accounts for about 60% of UMBC’s carbon footprint (45% from electricity and 15% from natural gas), and about half of UMBC’s energy usage is attributed to air conditioning and heating. In addition to maintaining/upgrading electrical and mechanical equipment, efficient operations of HVAC systems and behavioral awareness are essential to reducing UMBC’s utility bills and carbon footprint. For a summary of UMBC’s energy-conservation guidelines, click here.

 

 

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106 FACILITIES MANAGEMENT BUILDING
1000 HILLTOP CIRCLE
BALTIMORE, MD 21250
410-455-3219