Masonville Cove Environmental Education Center (MCEEC)
- • near net zero energy use "green building" located on the waterfront in the South Baltimore neighborhoods of Brooklyn and Curtis Bay.
- • opportunity for environmental education and research using the green elements of the building itself.
- • integrate project-based learning with internships and job opportunities for local youth.
- • serve as a hub for school-based educational programs, environmental activities centered on the revitalized Masonville Cove shoreline, and myriad other community events.
The Masonville Cove Environmental Education Center (MCEEC) has been designed as a “Near Zero, Net Energy” Building, meaning that the green principles and technologies used in the building are so efficient that the energy used for lighting, heat, etc. will be next to nothing! This was accomplished in part by:
- • Ground Source (Geothermal) HVAC System
- • Solar Energy Generation for Thermal and Electric Energy
- • Emphasis on the Building Envelope, such as insulation and air sealing
- • Maximizes Siting & Placement Benefits, such as passive solar
All elements of the building were considered for maximum environmental and human health, such as a Fresh Air Energy Recovery system, a minimizing Stormwater Runoff plan, and the use of Local, Recycled and Recyclable Materials.