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  • Nextgen Private Sector Partner Finalists


    Contact Information: Aynsley Toews, Strategic Initiatives & Projects Officer, Facilities Management of the University of Maryland /

    UMD Announces NextGen Energy Program Private Sector Partner Finalists

    The two finalists will be asked to submit final proposals that include measures to make the decarbonization of campus heating and cooling by 2035 realizable.


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    A New ‘Generation’ for Campus Energy Production
    With President Darryll J. Pines accelerating plans to make the University of Maryland campus carbon-neutral by 2025, a long-term program to replace the community’s aging energy infrastructure is taking on even greater importance. A virtual campus briefing on the initiative, called the NextGen Energy Program, will take place at 12:15 p.m., May 6, 2021, hosted by Carlo Colella, vice president and chief administrative officer; Charles Reuning, associate vice president and chief facilities officer; and Scott Lupin, director of the Office of Sustainability.
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    UMD Accelerates Emissions-cutting Goal
    The University of Maryland is redoubling its efforts to fight climate change, committing to carbon neutrality by 2025 through a mix of infrastructure improvement, electric vehicle purchases and targeted investments in sustainability. UMD President Darryll J. Pines announced the new goal, which lops a quarter century off a previous plan to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, during his inauguration speech last week.