• WaterShed Sustainability Center

  • As part of our commitment to educate our customers about energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly practices, we are pleased to open the Pepco WaterShed Sustainability Center. Built by the University of Maryland, WaterShed won the U.S. Department of Energy's 2011 Solar Decathlon which challenges collegiate teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive. After acquiring the award-winning WaterShed facility, we reconstructed it at our Rockville Service Center as an interactive exhibit where our customers can see and experience the benefits of sustainable living.

    A living classroom and laboratory for sustainable energy and water practices, the Pepco WaterShed Sustainability Center features a solar home and hands-on, interactive displays that educate visitors with energy-saving ideas they can apply in their own homes. If you can't visit in person, our  Helpful Ways to Save brochure is another source for energy saving tips you can use at home.

    The Pepco WaterShed Sustainability Center features real-life demonstrations of:

    • Native-plant landscaping
    • Constructed wetlands
    • Edible green walls
    • Smart thermostats
    • High-efficiency HVAC systems
    • Electric vehicle charging port 

    The Pepco WaterShed Sustainability Center is open to the public and is a unique outing opportunity for students and educators. We encourage you to visit us at our Sustainability Center to see comfortable, sustainable and energy-efficient practices at work. If you plan to bring a large group, we ask that you contact Scott Tjaden at  Watershed@pepco.com prior to your visit.

    Location and Hours of Operation

    The Pepco WaterShed Sustainability Center is located at 201 West Gude Drive in Rockville, Maryland, and is open for guided tours Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.