PIVOT Solar Power
The National Capital Business Park (NCBP) is built with sustainability in mind. The NCBP will be hosting a total of 15 megawatts (MW) of clean, solar energy across multiple rooftops in Prince George’s County, Maryland. These solar arrays will be rooftop community solar projects.
Community solar is an option for the local community to gain the economic and environmental benefits of solar energy without having to invest in or install a solar array on their property. These solar projects, hosted by NCBP, will feed clean, solar energy directly to the local utility provider, and will help the community reach its renewable energy goals. From there, local organizations and residents, including many who may not have access to solar energy, can subscribe to the community solar project through their utility provider and receive credits for energy savings on their monthly utility bill.
Source Water Protection
Chesapeake Bay Watershed Protection
The State is home to numerous streams and rivers that ultimately drain to Chesapeake Bay, the largest inland estuary in the United States. In keeping with the state’s comprehensive stormwater management, and erosion and sediment control programs, the National Capital Business Park project has been designed to reduce the adverse impacts of development on stormwater runoff.
Stormwater management for the site has been designed to meet current MDE standards for Environmental Site Design (ESD) to the Maximum Extent Practicable. For long-term protection of streams, the sediment basins will ultimately be converted to submerged gravel wetlands that are designed to treat runoff from impervious surfaces for both quality and 100-year quantity control. The implementation of ESD practices will result in improvements to the quality of the water entering stream and wetland systems.
Safe & Healthy
Willow brook Park
The trees and green space at the National Capital Business Park will provide added value and benefit to not only the project, but will also preserve, protect, and improve the health and general welfare of the public. The environmental and public benefits include: the preservation of important natural resources; the filtration of groundwater; reduction in surface run-off; alleviate floods; supply necessary wildlife habitat; cleanse the air of harmful pollutants; offset the urban heat island effects; and provide recreational areas and aesthetic appeal.