Morgan State University (MSU) has partnered with Siemens to improve infrastructure to become a smart, connected campus.
The Baltimore-based university is partnering with the tech company under an umbrella service agreement alongside the Maryland Clean Energy Center to support the transformation.
Improvements currently underway include the implementation of a series of modernization upgrades to the university’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), security, fire and life safety systems, with a focus on energy efficiency, resilience and sustainability.
In announcing the improvements, David Wilson, Ed.D., president of Morgan State University, tied the infrastructure improvements to MSU’s goal of supporting operational efficiency and increasing institutional capacity.
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“One way to do this is to invest strategically in our campus facilities…Our students need a healthy, safe, secure and resilient campus environment. Working in partnership with Siemens to develop a more sustainable learning and teaching environment for our community moves us in the right direction. »
“The vision of this partnership in the areas of energy conservation, decarbonization and STEM education will serve as a model for a smart campus by underscoring our shared commitment to sustainability and society,” added Paul Hayes. , President, Regional Solutions and Services, Americas for Siemens Smart Infrastructure USA.
In an effort to help institutions achieve their sustainability goals, Siemens Financial Services (SFS) – the finance arm of Siemens – is providing capital for the project.
“Sustainability and decarbonization have been core initiatives for Siemens for many years,” said Markus Edstrom, head of SFS commercial finance Americas.
“We are pleased to see institutions such as MSU taking the initiative to reduce their carbon footprint by focusing on their energy efficiency, which is directly in line with SFS’s vision to help even more small and medium-sized businesses move to net zero in the future.”