Maryland - Life Cycle Cost Analysis Standards (Maryland)

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Rules Regulations Policies Program

Place Maryland

Name Maryland - Life Cycle Cost Analysis Standards
Incentive Type Energy Standards for Public Buildings
Applicable Sector Construction, State Government
Eligible Technologies Building Insulation, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Passive Solar Space Heat, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Photovoltaics, Wind, Solar Pool Heating, Daylighting
Active Incentive No

Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs, Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs

Requirement Life-cycle cost analysis must include an analysis of the use of renewable energy technologies and energy efficient strategies

Date added to DSIRE 2000-01-01
Last DSIRE Review 2009-05-11

References DSIRE[1]


The State of Maryland passed a law in 1990 requiring the Department of General Services to include an evaluation of the use of renewable energy systems (including active and passive solar and wind systems) and energy efficient strategies (including the effect of insulation and the amount and type of glass and direction of exposure) in creating standards for determining a building's life-cycle costs. Additionally, in determining life-cycle costs, an energy consumption analysis is required for each major piece of equipment in the building’s chief energy-consuming systems (including cooling, heating, hot water, lighting and ventilation systems).

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Maryland Code: State Finance and Procurement § 4-808

Date Enacted 1990

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Public Information Officer - MEA
Department Maryland Energy Administration

Address 60 West Street, 3rd Floor

Place Annapolis, Maryland
Zip/Postal Code 21401
Phone (410) 260-7655
Phone 2 (800) 723-6374


  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"