Energy Savings in Capital Projects (Maryland)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

Rules Regulations Policies Program

Place Maryland
Name Energy Savings in Capital Projects
Incentive Type Energy Standards for Public Buildings
Applicable Sector State Government
Eligible Technologies Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Passive Solar Space Heat, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Photovoltaics, Wind, Biomass, Geothermal Heat Pumps, Daylighting, Small Hydroelectric
Active Incentive No
Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs, Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs

Requirement Proposals for capital projects incorporating high performance buildings must gain approval from the Department of General Services

Date added to DSIRE 2006-12-14
Last DSIRE Review 2008-01-16

References DSIRE[1]


In 2005, Maryland approved SB 92, defining the state review requirements for the construction of higher performance buildings. The legislation further defined high performance buildings as those receiving at least a silver rating according to the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED* Rating System, at least a two globe rating according to the Green Globes Program as adopted by the Green Building Initiative; or other green building guidelines approved by the State. This section of Maryland law was repealed in 2007 by HB 942. In its place, the state established the Maryland Green Building Council and tasked it to make recomendations for a future high performance building implementation plan.

*Click here for more information on the United States Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System.

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: MD Code: State Finance and Procurement § 3-602
Date Effective 2005-10-01
Date Enacted 2005-05-26

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Information Officer - DGS
Department Maryland Department of General Services
Address 301 West Preston St.
Place Baltimore, Maryland
Zip/Postal Code 21201
Phone (800) 449-4347


  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"