Energy Savings in Capital Projects (Maryland)
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Last modified on May 24, 2011.
Rules Regulations Policies Program
|Name||Energy Savings in Capital Projects|
|Incentive Type||Energy Standards for Public Buildings|
|Applicable Sector||State Government|
|Eligible Technologies||Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Passive Solar Space Heat, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Photovoltaics, Wind, Biomass, Geothermal Heat Pumps, Daylighting, Small Hydroelectric|
|Energy Category||Renewable Energy Incentive Programs, Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs|
|Requirement||Proposals for capital projects incorporating high performance buildings must gain approval from the Department of General Services|
|Date added to DSIRE||2006-12-14|
|Last DSIRE Review||2008-01-16|
In 2005, Maryland approved SB 92, defining the state review requirements for the construction of higher performance buildings. The legislation further defined high performance buildings as those receiving at least a silver rating according to the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED* Rating System, at least a two globe rating according to the Green Globes Program as adopted by the Green Building Initiative; or other green building guidelines approved by the State. This section of Maryland law was repealed in 2007 by HB 942. In its place, the state established the Maryland Green Building Council and tasked it to make recomendations for a future high performance building implementation plan.
*Click here for more information on the United States Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System.
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||MD Code: State Finance and Procurement § 3-602|
|Contact Name||Information Officer - DGS|
|Department||Maryland Department of General Services|
|Address||301 West Preston St.|
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.