The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) and the Public School Construction Program (PSCP) have partnered in a Net Zero School Initiative to construct three new net zero energy schools in Maryland. Through the 2012 merger of Constellation Energy, the parent company of Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE), and Exelon Corporation, a Customer Investment Fund (CIF) was established to provide financial resources for long term energy efficiency and conservation goals. The Maryland Public Service Commission, the State of Maryland's utility regulator, has approved the use of $9 million of CIF funding to create a program to enable the design and construction of three net zero energy public schools within the BGE service territory.
To be considered for program participation, school districts or local education agencies (LEA) should have a new public school construction project slated to enter the design phase in the near future.
Applications will be assessed based on the school district’s interest in the Net Zero Energy Schools Program, the proposed construction timeline, the location and geography of the proposed school site, the likelihood of the school achieving net zero energy status, and ease of replicability.
The school site must be located within the BGE service territory.
For questions and information on participation, please contact the Maryland Net Zero Energy School Program manager, Rory Spangler, at 410-537-4086 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
School districts selected to participate in the program will receive the following benefits:
To date, Howard County Public Schools and Baltimore City Public Schools have been selected as candidates for the Net Zero Energy School Program.
For additional information regarding the status of Howard County’s Progress please visit the Construction Page for Wilde Lake Middle School
1800 Washington Blvd., Suite 755, Baltimore, MD 21230
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