MD’s first net-zero energy school opens its doors Construction Dive, January 5, 2017 Maryland school officials opened the first net-zero energy school in the state on Monday, according to The Baltimore Sun. In addition to energy-efficient elements like insulation, a geothermal heat pump and programmable lights, Wilde Lake Middle School in Columbia, MD, also includes 2,000 […]
How Maryland regulators redefined energy efficiency – in 33 pages Utility Dive, August 5, 2015. Image credit: Broadneck Patch There are two impressive numbers to come out of the Maryland Public Service Commission’s decision last month to dramatically expand the state’s energy efficiency commitment: 2 and 33. That’s a 2% energy efficiency goal by 2020, […]
Baltimore Ravens to install solar system that will meet 15% of electricity needs Solar Power World, July 28, 2015. Image credit: Vox Efx Constellation and the Baltimore Ravens announced an agreement to construct a 375-kWdc solar generation project at the team’s headquarters and training facility in Owings Mills, Md. Constellation, a longtime sponsor of the Baltimore […]
Maryland Bill would eliminate charges for electricity customers who reject ‘smart meters’ Baltimore Post Examiner, February 18, 2015 Extra fees for electricity customers who refuse to accept “smart meters” because they are wary of the new technology would be eliminated by a bill heard by the Senate Finance Committee Tuesday, and any extra costs would […]
Last year, Jim Urbanski, Energy Manager at Wicomico County Public Schools in Maryland, spent 20 hours each week scheduling heating and air conditioning for after-school events. This year he spends just 20 minutes to schedule two weeks of events. That is a 99% reduction in labor hours, and he isn’t done yet.
Montgomery County, Maryland, has become the first county in the country to pass an energy benchmarking law, which requires commercial building owners to track and report the facility’s energy use.