Our Net Zero Building

Set to be complete in January 2017, the new Wilde Lake Middle School will be the first net zero energy school in Maryland.

A net zero energy building generates as much energy as it uses over the course of a year as a result of building system efficiencies and on-site renewable energy sources, such as solar power. The new Wilde Lake Middle School is positioned to be the most energy conscious and efficient school in the state, furthering HCPSS’ commitment to environmental sustainability as a support for healthy learning environments.

aerial photo of new net zero building solar panel roof

HCPSS is working toward earning a U.S. Green Building Council LEED “Gold” designation for the new Wilde Lake Middle School building. The school system has already earned a LEED “Gold” designation for Ducketts Lane Elementary School.