UMD Gets Funds for Greenovations

The Board of Public Works approved a $20 million contract to improve energy efficiency in campus buildings at the University of Maryland, the Associated Press reported.

The funds will go toward the purchase and installation of efficient electrical, mechanical and plumbing equipment in some of the campus' oldest buildings, according to AP.

Over the next 15 years, the upgrades will save an estimated $30 million in energy costs and eliminate an estimated 50,000 tons of carbon emissions, according to the university.

The Cole Student Activities Center, Reckford Armory, Ellicott Dining Hall and the Lee, Mitchell and main administration buildings are among those getting the improvements, according to AP.

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