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Maryland’s First Net Zero School: Wilde Lake Middle School

September 27, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

wilde lake school rendering
Presented by the AIABaltimore Committee on the Environment and Resiliency (COTE | R), the AIABaltimore Committee on Architecture for Education (CAE) and the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)

1.5 AIA/HSW LUs available. GBCI pre-approval is pending.

Registration and networking: 4-4:30pm
Presentation and tour: 4:30-6pm

Join us for a tour of Maryland’s first Net Zero Energy Middle School in Maryland with members of the project team.

Completed in 2017, Wilde Lake Middle School took advantage of the Net Zero Schools Initiative Grant provided by the Maryland Energy Administration to significantly reduce energy consumption and to balance the energy required to run the building by installing solar panels on the school’s roof and site. The Energy Use Index (EUI) of this school design is less than 25 kBTU/sf which is less than half the energy consumed by energy code requirements.

Presenters/Tour Guides

Robyn Toth, AIA, TCA Architects
Robyn Toth, AIA, was Project Architect for Wilde Lake Middle School. She graduated from the University of Virginia with a minor in Urban and Environmental Planning and has worked on 60 Maryland public school projects ranging from small kindergarten additions to the full design of large high school new construction projects. After 21 years at TCA Architects, she is now the Owner and Principal of TCA Architects.

Mike Sherren, PE, James Posey Associates
Mike Sherren, PE, was the mechanical project manager + principal-in-charge for James Posey Associates (JPA).  James Posey Associates worked with TCA Architects and HCPSS on the previous prototype middle school (Thomas Viaduct Middle School) and had the privilege of being the sole MEP design engineers and energy modeling firm for the New Wilde Lake Middle School. Mike is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Architectural Engineering. He is the mechanical principal-in-charge of the firm’s education studio and has been with JPA over 15-years.

Scott Washington, Howard County Public School System (HCPSS)
Scott Washington was the Manager of Design and Preconstruction Services for HCPSS. He worked with the design team from the feasibility study all of the way to the bid. He then became the Director of School Construction and oversaw the project from that position.


September 27, 2017
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Wilde Lake Middle School
10481 Cross Fox Lane
Columbia, MD 21044 United States