The BGE Smart Energy Program aims to improve home energy efficiency. Certified use "state-of-the-art" diagnostic equipment to perform and energy audit on the home to determine what improvements could be done to maximize efficiency and save money. The audit costs $400.
Currently, BGE is offering a $300 rebate for some homes that meet specific requirements. The city's rebate will refund the remaining $100 to seniors. According to the BGE website, those who complete the energy audit will receive:
- 12 compact fluorescent lights (CFLs)
- Four faucet aerators
- Two efficient-flow showerheads—fixed mount or hand held
- Pipe insulation (installed on hot and cold pipes from electric water heater)
- Electric water heater tank wrap
Those interested should apply for the city's rebate online here prior to having an energy audit performed on their homes. Seniors can also apply in person between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the Planning and Economic Development Office in City Hall.
Anyone with further questions can contact the city’s sustainability planner, Kristin Larson, at 301-809-3044 or email@example.com.