University of Maryland Cuts Energy Costs: Innovative Solutions to Make Residence Halls Green

Rife International, LLC was selected as an energy efficiency solutions contractor to the University of Maryland College Park (UMCP) and saved the university several thousand dollars in lighting costs annually.

The project included the removal and recycling of existing T-8 2×4 florescent light fixtures and installing new energy efficient T-5 2×2 florescent fixtures. The project also included modifying the dropped ceiling, ceiling grid, and ceiling tile where needed. The lighting upgrades saved UMCP’s Elkton Hall over $10,000 annually.

Ryan Reich of UMCP stated, “Rife delivered a quality product on time and under budget. They also provided excellent customer service and responded to our questions quickly. We look forward to working with them on additional energy efficiency projects.”

“We have a commitment to making educational institutions more energy efficient since this is where our future leaders can learn the value of being green. Our project at UMPC begins our process of making campuses around the United States and overseas more green” says CEO Kwabena Osei-Sarpong.

About University of Maryland College Park
The University of Maryland College Park (UMCP) is a public research university located in Maryland, just outside Washington, D.C. Founded in 1856, the University of Maryland is the flagship institution of the University System of Maryland.

About Rife International, LLC
Rife International, LLC’s ultimate mission is to provide energy efficiency and sustainable development solutions to our government, commercial, and international clients. For more information visit Rife International LLC at http://www.rifeintl.com.