The Baltimore-based university is joining hands with the technology company under a master service agreement alongside Maryland Clean Energy Centre to support the transformation.
Improvements currently underway include implementing a series of modernisation upgrades to the university’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), security, and fire and life safety systems with a focus on energy efficiency, resiliency and sustainability.
In announcing the improvements, David Wilson, Ed.D., president of Morgan State University, related the infrastructure improvements to MSU’s goal of supporting operational efficacy and increasing institutional capacity.
“One of the ways in which this can be accomplished is through strategic investment in our campus facilities…Our students require a healthy, safe, secure and resilient campus setting. Working in partnership with Siemens in developing a more sustainable learning/instructional environment for our community moves us in a positive direction.”
“The vision of this partnership in the areas of energy conservation, decarbonisation and STEM education will serve as a model for a smart campus by underlining our common commitment to sustainability and society,” added Paul Hayes, president, regional solutions & services, Americas for Siemens Smart Infrastructure USA.
With a focus on helping institutions achieve their sustainability targets, Siemens Financial Services (SFS) – the financing arm of Siemens – is providing capital for the project.
“Sustainability and decarbonisation have been core initiatives for Siemens for many years,” said head of SFS commercial finance Americas, Markus Edstrom.
“We are happy to see institutions such as MSU taking the initiative to reduce their carbon footprint by focusing on their energy efficiency, which falls directly in line with SFS’ vision to help even more small and medium-sized enterprises transition to net-zero in the future.”