State of Maryland

State of Maryland

Maryland strives to promote affordable, reliable, and clean energy for all residents of the state. State government lead by example energy programs and policies that address state-owned facilities help reduce energy bills through energy efficiency and hedged energy purchases while striving to minimize environmental and climate impacts.

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. This approach included the improvement of the state energy data-base, the implementation of Energy Performance Contracts by state agencies, training and coaching agency staff on energy efficiency upgrades, increasing energy savings through a web-based competition among state agencies, and establishing internal agency milestones and goals.

In 2020, Maryland set a second energy efficiency goal of 15% from a 2018 baseline by 2029 across a broader portfolio of 90.7 million square feet, which encompasses the university campuses, as part of the 2019 Executive Order, “Energy Savings Goals for State Government.”

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

Challenge Commitment
90.7Million Square Feet
Energy Goals
20%Reduction in Energy Intensity
Progress
Goal Achieved25%Cumulative (vs. Baseline)
Energy Goals
15%Reduction in Energy Intensity
Progress