State of Maryland

State of Maryland

Maryland's Lead By Example energy programs and policies promote reducing costs and environmental footprint in state-owned facilities through energy efficiency and hedged energy purchases, including large purchases of renewable energy.


PORTFOLIO-WIDE LEADERSHIP COMMITMENTS

50% GHG reduction in 10 years
15% reduction in Energy Intensity


MARYLAND IS PARTICIPATING IN THE FOLLOWING DOE PROGRAMS:

Better Climate Challenge   Better Buildings Challenge   Zero Energy Schools Accelerator

Maryland achieved a 20% energy consumption reduction across a state agency building portfolio of 9 million square feet from a 2008 baseline in 2015, five years ahead of its 2020 goal by implementing Energy Performance Contracts, training agency staff, conducting a web-based competition among state agencies, and establishing internal agency milestones and goals. Energy consumption and savings are tracked through the statewide energy and utility database. Maryland has set a second energy efficiency goal of 15% from a 2018 baseline across a broader portfolio of 90.7 million square feet.

Maryland's early and sustained efforts to combat climate change make the State well positioned to join the Better Climate Challenge, tackling a 50% greenhouse gas reduction goal within 10 years.

Below is the full recording of the virtual DOE/Maryland site visit and recognition event held December 2, 2020:

Climate Challenge Commitment
58 MillionSquare Feet
Buildings Challenge Commitment
90.7 MillionSquare Feet
GHG Emissions Goals
50%Reduction in Scope 1 & 2 Emissions
Progress
Energy Goals
15%Reduction in Energy Intensity
Progress
Energy Goals
20%Reduction in Energy Intensity
Progress
Goal Achieved25%Cumulative (vs. Baseline)