Preserving a Model for Conservation of Resources

University of Maryland, Shady Grove, Camille Kendall Academic Center, Shady Grove, MD

The first building in the University of Maryland system to achieve LEED Gold, the Camille Kendall Academic Center is one of several buildings focused on providing educational opportunities supporting the local biomedical industry.

Building users noted the center was consuming far more energy than projected during energy modeling and sought to find a solution. The school worked with CannonDesign on a post-occupancy commission analysis to identify operational shortcomings impacting building performance. After extensive review, staff interview and monitoring, the team identified more than $100,000 in annual energy savings. This effort ensures the academic center remains a model for conservation of resources incorporating far-ranging operational cost-savings initiatives, with a commissioning report that continues to benefit the building and university.


The success of this building is the result of good planning and tremendous collaboration within the project team. The result is a great building we are proud of, appreciated by our faculty, students and staff.

Scott Lupin, Director of Office of Sustainability for the University of Maryland

Performance Metrics

The commissioning report delivered to University of Maryland, Shady Grove identified more than $100,000 in annual energy savings.