The program provides energy retrofit home improvement services to eligible Maryland residents, while creating jobs and enhancing the safety and livability of the home at no cost. The mission is to save money, save energy and save lives in our communities. Health and safety issues are identified to prevent injury and/or death in the home, while the most cost effective and energy efficient measures are completed to reduce energy consumption and lower energy costs. The core of our services, promote self-sufficiency and economic vitality to low-to-moderate income families, most notably the aging, veteran, medical special need, and disabled populations.

The process begins with conducting an energy audit to evaluate how your home uses and loses energy. The Whole House systems approach will be utilized for home improvement services, where the consumer will be educated about the pre-existing condition and recommendations for upgrades by Building Performance Institute (BPI) certified crews and building science professionals. Services might include:

  • Carbon monoxide detector installation (2)
  • Compact fluorescent light bulb installation (20)
  • High efficiency water fixture installation (5 faucets, 2 showerheads)
  • Attic, wall, pipe insulation
  • HVAC filter replacements
  • Structural energy auditing including blower door testing (pre and post treatment)
  • Advanced structural air leak mitigation
  • Building envelope mitigation and duct seal mitigation
  • Furnace inspection
  • Hot water heater insulation blanket installation (as appropriate)
  • Distribution of energy and water conservation education and outreach information
  • Retrofit guidance and recommendation
  • Structural savings and consumption tracking and certification


Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Resident of Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Calvert, Charles, and Prince George's counties.
  • Owner occupied homes or tenants that qualify for subsidies according to income (disability, affordable housing programs, Sec. 8, etc)
  • Home being upgraded is a residential owner-occupied home.
  • Income restrictions apply.

Applicants must provide the following documentation:

  • Proof of income for every household member
  • Most recent copy of energy bill (gas and electric where applicable)
  • Proof of identity (driver's license, passport, social security card, etc.)
  • Proof of residency (lease, mortgage, etc.)

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