The Maryland Net Zero Energy Schools Program was launched to support the construction of three Net Zero Energy schools in Maryland in the Baltimore Gas and Electric service territory. The program is a partnership between the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) and the Public School Construction Program (PSCP) in conjunction with participating county school districts. Several architecture and engineering firms were contracted to design the schools, provide Net Zero Energy building support, and review and validate the energy efficiency design components.
Under this program, 2RW provided peer review services for the MEP design of two schools: Wilde Lake Middle School and Graceland Park/O’Donnell Elementary/Middle School. 2RW conducted design reviews for schematic, detailed, and construction design phases. These reviews provided guidance on adjustments and strategies that would ensure the schools achieved both the annual energy consumption goal of less than 25 kBtu/SF and Net Zero Energy status.
OWNER: Maryland Energy Administration (MEA)
TIMEFRAME: 2013 – 2014
COST: $9 million
ESTIMATED ENERGY SAVINGS: Varies