State of Maryland


Challenge Commitment
9Million Square Feet
Goals Progress
20%Reduction in Energy Intensity23%Cumulative (vs. Baseline)

Maryland strives to promote affordable, reliable and clean energy. The State’s programs and policies help lower energy bills, fuel the creation of green collar jobs, address environmental and climate impacts, and promote energy independence.

Maryland will strive to achieve 20% electricity and natural gas consumption reduction across the state agency building portfolio by 2020 based on a 2008 baseline. Their approach is to improve the ECap data-base, facilitate state agencies to undertake Energy Performance Contracts, train and coach agencies on energy efficiency upgrades, increase energy savings through a web-based competition among state agencies, and establish internal agency milestones and goals.