Savings at a Glance

By participating in the BGE Energy Solutions for Business and Building Tune-up programs, GGP outfitted the parking garages at Towson Town Center with LED lighting and installed VFDs on the rooftop HVAC units that keep the mall’s common areas comfortable.

 2.2 years until payback on project costs
 3,038,273 kWh/year in energy savings
 $445,302/year in cost savings
 $577,810 in incentives paid

Shopping, strolling, dining and ice skating are just a few of the activities that patrons enjoy when visiting malls operated by General Growth Properties (GGP). A real estate investment trust, GGP owns, develops and operates 120 shopping malls across the United States.

Here in Maryland, GGP has malls in Baltimore, Columbia, Towson and White Marsh. The mall at Towson Town Center occupies 1.05 million square feet of space and is home to nearly 200 retailers. It’s also where GGP made some key investments in improving the facility’s energy efficiency—investments that will save about $445,302 a year on the mall’s energy costs. Incentives from the BGE Smart Energy Savers Program® totaling $577,810 covered nearly 40% of the upgrade cost, making the projects much more affordable.

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VFDs were installed in these rooftop HVAC units.


New LED lighting in the mall’s parking garage.


Close-up of one of the new VFDs.

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