The National Park Service (NPS) is investing $29 million in 81 individual energy efficiency and water conservation projects at national parks throughout the greater Washington region.
Manassas National Battlefield:Two solar panel systems installed on park headquarters and ranger office will provide 65 percent of the electricity for these buildings. These panels will produce renewable energy, reduce energy costs, and free up savings for other park projects. Given the battlefield’s historic significance, careful attention was paid to ensure that the placement of the panels maximized the amount of solar production, while protecting historic sight-lines and ensuring zero impact.National Mall and Memorial Parks: Park staff will know instantly when a light bulb burns out along the National Mall. Intelligent lighting systems with remote monitoring capabilities will not only allow the park to know when a new light bulb is needed, but also will smartly adjust to natural lighting conditions. New energy efficient lights will help the National Mall reduce energy use by 13 percent in the first year.
National Capital Region ESPC Projects
The Energy Savings Performance Contract with Siemens allows for major improvements to water, lighting, and mechanical efficiency at no upfront cost to the NPS.
- Antietam National Battlefield
- Catoctin Mountain Park
- Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park
- Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
- Manassas National Battlefield Park
- Monocacy National Battlefield
- National Capital Parks- East
- National Mall and Memorial Parks
- George Washington Memorial Parkway
- President's Park
- Prince William Forest Park
- Rock Creek Park
- Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts
Last updated: December 15, 2017