Columbia Association

Columbia Association

The Columbia Association (CA) is a nonprofit public service corporation dedicated to providing the highest level of service and amenities to the 100,000 residents of Columbia, Maryland. CA offers recreational, cultural, and community services including fitness facilities, an ice rink, two golf courses, more than 20 neighborhood and community centers, and 3,500 acres of open space.


PORTFOLIO-WIDE LEADERSHIP COMMITMENTS

50% GHG reduction in 10 years from a 2016 baseline
30% reduction in Energy Intensity


COLUMBIA ASSOCIATION IS PARTICIPATING IN THE FOLLOWING DOE PROGRAMS:

Better Climate Challenge   Better Buildings Challenge
Better Buildings Alliance   Low Carbon Pilot

Columbia Association signed on to the Better Climate Challenge committing to a 50% reduction in GHG emissions across their 530,000 square foot portfolio over 10 years. CA has internal goals to reduce GHG emissions by 50% and energy use intensity by 30%; strategies to support these goals include the deployment of heat pumps for space conditioning, LED lighting, and on-site solar photovoltaic systems.

The energy management program implemented by the Columbia Association has been a fundamental aspect of its operations since it was launched in 2012. Over the last decade, significant progress has been made in reducing energy consumption and GHG emissions, and empowering the Columbia, MD community to take similar steps in their homes and businesses.

Climate Challenge Commitment
530,000Square Feet
Buildings Challenge Commitment
492,000Square Feet
GHG Emissions Goals
50%Reduction in Scope 1 & 2 Emissions
Progress
Energy Goals
30%Reduction in Energy Intensity
Progress
34%Cumulative (vs. Baseline)
Energy Goals
20%Reduction in Energy Intensity
Progress
Goal Achieved21%Cumulative (vs. Baseline)