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Sustainability Fundamentals for the Future

Updated: Apr 22, 2019

On Monday, April 15, 2019, Steve Mummey, Boland's General Operations Leader, and Jessica Cremen, Energy Engineer at Boland, served as guest instructors at the University of Maryland's Sustainability Fundamentals class, geared towards graduate students in the College of Engineering.


The course addresses the fundamentals of sustainability for project managers, including best practices of modern sustainable construction and project management.


Commercial and residential buildings consume about 40 percent of the energy used in the United States. The course therefore emphasizes the application of the sustainable development standards to the built environment, including the practical operational aspects of sustainable facility project management.


The course works to move toward economic prosperity, environmental protection, and social equity, taking all three dimensions into account to achieve sustainability.


Steve and Jessica covered sustainability topics in HVAC systems, energy optimization strategies, energy management systems, and equipment life cycle analysis.