Pepco Energy Services, a subsidiary of Pepco Holdings Inc., a utility for the mid-Atlantic region, was selected by the Maryland Stadium Authority (MSA) to implement a $9 million comprehensive energy-efficiency contract at Camden Yards, Oriole Park and M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore.
The 13-year contract, which includes the historic B&O Warehouse on the 85-acre sports complex, calls for Pepco Energy Services to install energy-efficient lighting, upgrade the cooling and heating plants, update building automation systems, provide maintenance services for these systems, and install water-saving fixtures in these facilities. Daylight harvesting controls also will be installed at Oriole Park.
“This project is one of the first of its kind for NFL and MLB stadiums and will save the state of Maryland more than $16 million over the performance period and reduce its carbon footprint by eliminating 7.6 million pounds of carbon dioxide,” said John Morton III, MSA chairman.
“Pepco Energy Services is delighted to be assisting the Maryland Stadium Authority in improving its facilities with new energy-efficient equipment that will reduce energy use by 24 percent, saving money and helping the environment,” said John Huffman, president and chief executive officer of Pepco Energy Services.
The MSA project is part of Maryland State government compliance with Gov. Martin O’Malley’s EmPower Maryland initiative, which calls on the state to reduce energy consumption 15 percent by 2015.
“The state is implementing about 25 similar projects in various development phases to save energy and reduce costs. These projects have an estimated construction value of approximately $260 million, to be paid from future guaranteed energy savings. Once completed, we estimate these projects to provide cost avoidance of about $26 million annually,” said Hatim Jabaji, director, Office of Energy Performance and Conservation in the Department of General Services.
Construction for this project is underway and is expected to be completed by October 2010.