Baltimore Gas and Electric Company’s (BGE) Smart Energy Savers Program recently teamed up with Towson University to help the school implement a variety of energy efficiency upgrades throughout its campus, saving the university more than $1 million annually in energy costs. The university became the first higher education institution in Maryland to join the DOE’s Better Buildings Challenge, and showcased its investments throughout the campus, including its LEED Gold-certified buildings and the launch of 18 electric vehicle charging stations on campus.
Collectively, the energy efficiency upgrades will significantly help the university to reduce energy use by more than 8.2 million kilowatt-hours and more than $1 million in energy costs annually. Over the life of newly installed energy efficient equipment, Towson will see an energy savings of more than 70 million kilowatt hours. That’s enough to power nearly 6,000 homes, or 15 percent of the homes in Towson, for an entire year.
“BGE is proud to team up with Towson University in their efforts to become a leader among educational institutions in environmental and energy efficient innovation,” said Calvin G. Butler Jr., chief executive officer, BGE. “Through the BGE Smart Energy Savers Program, we are able to help customers, such as Towson University, attain the energy efficiency milestones that will help them reduce energy use, save money and make a positive impact on the environment, while also improving the quality of life for their students and teachers now and for many years to come. We applaud Towson University for leading the class in sustainability and their commitment to the environment.”