Check out the Energy Roadshow!

September 26, 2019
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Energy Action Month is fast approaching and we don’t want you to be left on the side of the road when it comes to lowering your utility costs!

The Energy Roadshow is your one stop event for all things energy related in the County. It is an open house setting and residents will be encouraged to come and go as they please.
There will be informational booths and scheduled 15 minute presentations that we would like you to participate in!

Join us on one of these dates:

Saturday, September 28 from 10:00 am  – 12:00 pm
Lincoln Park Community Center, 357 Frederick Ave, Rockville, MD 20850

Wednesday, October 30, 5:30 -7:30 pm a
Rockville Memorial Library,  21 Maryland Ave, Rockville, MD 20850

Thursday, November 7, 5:30 -7:30 pm
Silver Spring Library, 900 Wayne Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910

Thursday, November 14, 5:30 -7:30 pm
Germantown Library, 19840 Century Blvd, Germantown, MD 20874

Thursday, November 21, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Olney Library, 3500 Olney Laytonsville Rd, Olney, MD 20832

Topics and Tables

Various County departments and community organizations will be in attendance to help answer all your Energy questions! Find out who will be there!

Avoiding Scams: The Office of Consumer Protection is the agency responsible for enforcing consumer protection laws which  prohibit unfair and deceptive business acts to ensure a fair marketplace for consumers and businesses. They will have a table there to help answer all your energy questions.

Electric Vehicles: A member from the Electric Vehicle Association of Greater Washington, D.C. will be in attendance to talk about their experience as an electric vehicle driver. They are an organization of electric vehicle owners, educators and enthusiasts dedicated to promoting the use of electric vehicles (EVs) as an environmental and energy benefit to society.

ENERGY STAR 101: ENERGY STAR is a program run by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Energy that promotes energy efficiency.  Pepco will be present to talk about their programs through EmPOWER Maryland; specifically lighting, smart thermostats, and appliance recycling.

Home Comfort: Habitat for Humanity is working in partnership with the Department of Housing and Community Affairs (DHCA) to reduce your energy costs while creating a healthier and more comfortable home.Learn how this program provides: attic insulation, furnace & A/C upgrades, water heater replacement, and major appliance upgrades.

Home Energy Checks & Audits: Want to assess your home’s energy use? There are two programs that you can learn more about and sign up for at this event. The Quick Home Energy Checkup is a fast, easy way to reduce energy use in your home and save money. This program is provided at no additional cost to your existing Pepco Service. The Home Performance with ENERGY STAR typically valued at $400, but  only costs Maryland residents $100* and provides a comprehensive look at your home and unlocks rebates up to $7,500.**

Paying for Projects: Maybe you’re interested in making upgrades to your home yourself and just want to know how to pay for it. This table will have information from Health and Human Services Office of Home Energy to help people pay their utility bills and you can find out more about financing and rebates.

Renewable Energy: Looking to put solar panels on your home or want to learn more about Community Solar? This table will provide you with information about solar options available to you. A representative from Solar United Neighbors will be in attendance to answer your questions.

*The $100 offer is valid for homes up to 3,000 square feet with a single combustion appliance zone. Audits of larger homes or ones with multiple combustion appliance zones may cost more. Customers should discuss the cost with their selected participating contractor.

**Rebate amount based on energy savings achieved at completion of job.

 



2 comments on "Check out the Energy Roadshow!"

  1. Jie Meng says:

    Windows and doors are also items that impact energy efficiency and energy bills significantly. If there is any help available for low income people?

    1. Larissa Johnson says:

      Jie Meng,

      Thank you for your comment and question. There are a lot of programs to help out with windows and such. One way to lower your energy costs and make your home more comfortable is by participating in one of these programs that provide energy efficiency upgrades.

      Montgomery County Energy Efficiency Program
      This is an income-qualifying, FREE program for Pepco customers.
      This program provides various energy efficiency upgrades including: attic insulation, water heater replacement, programmable thermostat, appliance upgrades and other measures.
      Apply here: MCEEP Application: https://www.habitatmm.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/EnergyEfficiencyProgramApplication-H4H_Form.pdf

      Maryland Weatherization Assistance Program
      This is an income-qualifying, FREE program for all Maryland residents.
      This program ​provides repairs and upgrades to a home that can significantly lower your energy use throughout the year.
      Apply here: Office of Home Energy Programs: 240-777-4450

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