Energy Savings in Capital Projects

January 16, 2008


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 This section of Maryland law was repealed in 2007 by HB 942.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.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Regulatory Policy
State: Maryland
Incentive Type: Energy Standards for Public Buildings
Web Site:
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Solar - Passive
  • Solar Water Heat
  • Solar Space Heat
  • Solar Photovoltaics
  • Wind (All)
  • Biomass
  • Geothermal Heat Pumps
  • Daylighting
  • Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
  • Hydroelectric (Small)


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


Name: Information Officer - DGS
Organization: Maryland Department of General Services
Address: 301 West Preston St.
Baltimore MD 21201
Phone: (800) 449-4347

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.