Savings at a Glance

By participating in the BGE Energy Solutions for Business program, the National Aquarium in Baltimore was able to use incentives to install energy-efficient light fixtures, LED exit signs and variable frequency water pump drives in its Inner Harbor facility.

 3,008 MWh/year in energy savings
 $253,274/year in cost savings
 $206,793 in incentives paid

Keeping the largest tourist attraction in the state of Maryland running smoothly is a monumental task. When that job also includes protecting the welfare of close to 20,000 animals and accommodating 1.3 million visitors a year, it is no surprise that the National Aquarium is always looking to improve its facilities. With the help of the BGE Smart Energy Savers Program®, the aquarium upgraded much of its interior lighting and installed energy-saving water pump drives to regulate the water levels for the Pier 4 Dolphin Discovery exhibit.

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  • Longer lasting and more efficient LED lighting in the café atrium means fewer bulb replacements and lower maintenance costs.

  • Energy-efficient LED lighting enhances the aquarium experience for visitors.