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State Policies

“Maryland’s High Performance Buildings Act of 2008 mandates that all newly constructed schools are required to achieve a US Green Building Council Certification of LEED Silver or equivalent. 

The Maryland Public School Construction Program produced a report in 2010 that defines a number of High Performance Building Initiatives in Maryland Public Schools.  This report includes an explanation of high performance technologies, policies, and applied examples of high performance schools.”

Grants and Rebates

DSIRE maintains a comprehensive database of grants and rebates, many of which are applicable to schools.

Feature Your High Performance School Design Work

Are you an architect or engineer who has worked on a High Performance School in this state?  You can download and fill out our questionnaire and NEEP will use it to complete a case study, highlighting your firm's exemplary work on high performance schools.  We use these case studies on our website, webinars, and conference presentations, and often invite architects or engineers to speak about their work in these venues.

For More Information

The High Performance Schools Exchange offers presentations and trainings to design and building professionals as well as school administrators and committees. These are available at no cost and can be scheduled by contacting Carolyn Sarno at or at (781) 860-9177 x119 or John Balfe at or at (781) 860-9177 x109.

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