Sustainable Energy Resources

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Home Performance with ENERGY STAR (HPwES) Home Energy Assessment looks at how a combination of improvements can result in a more comfortable home, as well as lower energy consumption and costs. 

Find a Participating Contractor near you and get started with Home Performance ENERGY STAR

Maryland's EmPOWER Program helps low-income households with installation of materials and equipment at no charge. 
The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development offers several programs designed to help eligible Maryland homeowners with home repairs that improve comfort, live-ability and accessibility. 
Maryland WholeHome grants and low interest rate loans can be used to upgrade to energy efficient appliances, repair or replace heating and cooling systems, replace insulation, add accessibility features for seniors or those with special needs, remove lead paint, upgrade plumbing, and address structural and maintenance issues. With Low-interest rate loans and grants, having a healthier home that saves money is easier than ever. 
The Maryland Energy Administration manages grants, loans, rebates, and tax incentives designed to help attain Maryland's goals in energy reduction, renewable energy, climate action, and green jobs. Through the programs below, MEA helps Maryland residents, businesses, non-profits, and local governments implement energy efficiency upgrades and install renewable energy systems. 
The Department of Permitting, Inspections, and Enforcement is responsible for coordinating and enforcing standards that control what goes on before, during and after construction. 
The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, administered by Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD)'s Community Planning and Development Division, provides annual grants on a formula basis to entitled municipalities and non-profit organizations. 

Homeowners utilize this tool to verify that their home is located within a designated TNI area. Note: If you get “no results” after typing in your address, then unfortunately you are not located within a TNI



  • Resource for Green Leasing best practices
    • IMT and Better Building's run this recognition program for those in the real estate community who have successfully used green leasing in their operations. The website contains award requirements and past recipients.
    • The list below provides examples of green lease activities, responses are not limited to the examples provided. For more information visit the Green Lease Library and the Green Lease Leaders application


·         The list of participating contractors for the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Program is available here: ( and is reproduced below for your convenience.