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.
|GHG Emissions Goals|
|50%Reduction in Scope 1 & 2 Emissions|
50% reduction in GHG emissions from a 2016 baseline. Based on a commitment of 530,000 square feet.
|Coming Soon||Energy Goals|
|30%Reduction in Energy Intensity|
30% reduction in Portfolio Energy Intensity from a 2012 baseline. Based on a commitment of 492,213 square feet.
|34%Cumulative (vs. Baseline)||Energy Goals|
|20%Reduction in Energy Intensity|
20% reduction in Portfolio Energy Intensity by 2022 from a 2012 baseline. Based on a commitment of 492,213 square feet.
|Goal Achieved21%Cumulative (vs. Baseline)|