Morgan State University (MSU) Master Services Agreement Moves the Campus Closer to Sustainability Goals

MCEC offers strategic procurement and technical services to public and private sector clients seeking to develop, build, finance, own, and operate clean energy and energy efficiency systems, infrastructure, and technologies.

Through a novel partnership agreement, MCEC is providing procurement, project management, and technical assistance to Morgan State University (MSU), to assist the institution with meeting energy and sustainability goals. This construct allowed MSU to hire industry experts to help develop a campus wide Master Energy & Sustainability Plan, and to expeditiously implement improvements. To date, over $61M in measures being implemented by Siemens will result in over 5,200 tons of greenhouse gas reduction, captured over $4.6M in guaranteed energy cost savings, and engaged 36 local contractors to perform work.

Last spring, the University  closed a $10,343,339 tax-exempt Energy Performance Contract (EPC) debt financing to support efforts to reduce energy consumption at Hughes Stadium and key campus facilities.

An additional Energy Performance Contract (EPC) project is currently in the works, with financing assistance to be provided by MCEC.

A second EPC , with an estimated a total cost of $30,000,000,  is in final development stages of an Investment Grade Audit, containing recommended Energy Conservation Measures and budget to be delivered in early April 2023.

MCEC also has Owner’s Representative Services under contract for use of its clients, including MSU.  Enabled through Master Service Agreements issued following an RFP MCEC posted in  in October 2022, this additional “boots on the ground” technical and fiscal oversight can assist in EPC project management from project development, and as construction progresses, through commissioning, substantial completion, and initiation of Measurement and Verification phases.

MCEC is also providing Climate Policy assistance, with the aim of helping MSU understand and plan for the impacts of Federal, State, and Local climate and energy policy. This will include the establishment of formal greenhouse gas (GHG) emission goals and policy for MSU, as well as a plan for addressing pending Maryland Building Performance Standards policy.

The project model being implemented at MSU can be replicated by other institutions looking to achieve campus wide sustainability goals and make capital improvements for efficient operation, health and safety of their buildings.

MSU Project Highlights
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