leader in sustainable design

TCA is honored to be chosen as the lead designer of Maryland’s First Net Zero Energy School, Wilde Lake Middle School.

A net-zero energy school generates as much as energy on site as the school will use over the course of a year.

This is accomplished by using highly energy-efficient design strategies and building system.

The project was completed on time and under budget with the help of a wonderful design team and construction manager.  The project includes the use of solar panels, a geothermal system, LED lighting, vacancy sensors, highly-insulated building envelope, sunshades, energy-efficient finishes like terrazzo flooring to name just a few of the features.

The finish result is a the largest, most energy-efficient school building in the nation, that is only using 55% of the energy produced on site.

To learn more about this amazing project see links below: