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Wilde Lake Middle School Recognized as Maryland’s First Net Zero Energy School

August 16th, 2018

Wilde Lake Middle School has been officially designated a Net Zero building by the International Living Future Institute (ILFI). The designation underscores the school’s status as Maryland’s first school building to produce at least as much energy as it uses over the course of a year, as a result of building system efficiencies and renewable energy sources. Wilde Lake is the fifth complete school building in the nation to achieve this distinction, and among the first buildings of any type in Maryland to achieve the Net Zero designation.

The non-profit International Living Future Institute sponsors the Living Building Challenge, the world’s most rigorous green building standard, and other programs to encourage development of a green framework for living in a 21st century world.

Completed in January 2017, Wilde Lake Middle School achieved LEED Platinum status, the highest sustainable building certification, in December 2017.