Wilde Lake Middle School

Columbia, Maryland

Recent success at Discovery Elementary in Arlington, Virginia led to the Maryland Energy Association seeking sustainable design and commissioning expertise for Wilde Lake Middle School. CMTA was tasked with contributing recent lessons learned in a Net-Zero Focused design charette as well as providing LEED Enhanced Commissioning.

CMTA's Commissioning team performed an in-depth analysis into the advanced metering system, demand control ventilation system, geothermal HP compressor operation, and lighting control system to ensure that all known energy conservation measures were implemented. Once confirmed, CMTA dedicated many hours to fine-tuning and ensuring that the systems were operating per the designed sequence of operations.

The building performance data after one year indicates that a building designed at 20.3, was constructed, controls implemented and commissioned to perform at a 13.8.