JPA’s project & Maryland’s First Net Zero school, Wilde Lake Middle School, Howard County Public School System, recognized at ASHRAE 2019 Winter Conference

ASHRAE recognized the outstanding achievements and contributions of members to furthering energy efficiency in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration industry during its 2019 Winter Conference. JPA’s Wilde Lake Middle School project, located in Columbia, MD, was recognized with a First Place Technology Award in the New Educational Facilities Category. ASHRAE’s Technology Awards recognize members’ outstanding achievements who have successfully applied innovative building designs, incorporating ASHRAE standards for effective energy management and indoor air quality and serve to communicate innovative systems design. This $34M, 106,221-SF, LEED Platinum school features a ground-source mechanical system, dedicated outdoor air systems with demand control ventilation, LED lighting fixtures controlled through a centralized system and rooftop photovoltaic (PV) panels, among other more traditional sustainable design features. JPA’s project principal, Mike Sherren, PE, remarked, “Wilde Lake Middle School is positioned to be one of the most energy conscious and efficient schools not only in Maryland, but in the nation. JPA is proud to have worked on and be associated with this project”.