In 2009, UMD established the Climate Action Plan demonstrating leadership’s awareness of a need for energy improvements on campus and a commitment to implementing energy efficient practices. The aim is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 25% over 2005 levels by 2015, and by 50% by 2020. As S2TS is a leader in research and education in environmentally responsible and economically feasible integrated energy conversion systems for buildings and transportation, and with its excellent working relationship with UMD’s Facilities Management (FM) department, S2TS performs energy audit/profiling and conservation analysis for select commercial and residential buildings, and Data centers on UMD campus. S2TS energy modeling efforts suggest opportunity for average savings of no less than 25%, with low cost/no cost measures and immediate or less than two years payback periods.
Energy Audit at a Glimpse: