The UB campus is integrated in Baltimore’s historic Mount Vernon neighborhood, so investing in our campus translates into an investment for Baltimore.
UB is dedicated to sustainability through energy conservation, waste reduction, education, research and civic engagement. These efforts include:
the free, hybrid Charm City Circulator
Penn Station: UB's transportation hub
solar panels on the Academic Center roof
the green roof of UB's Learning Commons
One of the University of Baltimore's most critical sustainability initiatives is reducing UB's energy consumption. Through its energy performance contract, UB has reduced its carbon footprint by 35 percent, from 18,000 metric tons in 2008 to 11,000 metric tons in 2012, ahead of the state's 2015 goal of 30 percent reduction.
We project energy and cost savings by switching to more energy-efficient equipment to be an estimated $11 million over the next 15 years. Campus upgrades include:
The projected savings that result from these upgrades will finance their cost. In other words, going green pays for itself.
As the University of Baltimore goes green, it's leading the way in better building. Given the University's urban setting, revamping existing structures is often the smartest choice. With each step, UB becomes a more energy-efficient campus. Take, for example:
The University of Baltimore has signed the American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment. This pledge, signed by representatives from more than 600 colleges and universities, aims to reduce our impact on the environment by:
UB is following through on this commitment in a variety of ways:
Help us reach our campus wide recycling goals, and please recycle in your community. UB has single-stream recycling, which means you don't have to sort your recyclable items. Look for the blue recycling bins throughout campus for your convenience.
UB recycling accepts: office paper, confidential paper (by work order), newspaper, magazines, cardboard, aluminum cans, plastic bottles, glass bottles and jars, disposable egg cartons, unsoiled cups, plates, cutlery and take away-containers with a recycling No. 6 triangle.
UB recycling does not accept: food, candy wrappers, potato chip bags, waxed cups, Styrofoam, coffee grounds, tea bags, paper towels, toilet tissue, Kleenex (facial tissue) and other items that are soiled.
Plastics come with a 1-7 numerical recycling code. Look at the underside of plastic containers to find the code in the recycling symbol. All seven numbers are recyclable, but 1s and 2s are the easiest to recycle.
We all contribute to the greening of UB's campus. If you work here, follow these simple tips to make your office more sustainable.