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Posts Tagged ‘Energy Efficiency’

National Radon Awareness

For the month of January, the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) celebrated National Radon Awareness Month, educating homeowners about what radon is and how to test homes to prevent it from causing damage to families. The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development has been proud to partner with the Maryland Department of the  Read the Rest…

WEATHERIZATION MONTH

WEATHERIZATION MONTH What is the Weatherization Assistance Program and why should you care? This program was created in 1976 by President Gerald Ford who signed the Energy Conservation and Production Act into law. The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development maintains the program for Maryland’s residents.  The program supports the increase of energy efficient  Read the Rest…

Keeping The Bradford Apartments Affordable Through Energy Efficiency

Rent can be a large part of a family’s income. Outdated and inefficient building systems can result in high energy bills for residents. At the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development, we’re focused on helping families find and keep affordable housing. Recently The Bradford apartments located in Hagerstown, Maryland and built in 1974, received  Read the Rest…

Maryland WholeHome: Investing in Families by Helping Families Invest in Their Home

Maryland WholeHome is a statewide initiative that brings together the resources available to help homeowners learn how they can make their homes healthier, safer and more energy efficient through DHCD’s low interest loans and grants. DHCD launched the initiative Thursday evening in the historic Eastern Shore town of Snow Hill.  Soon DHCD staff members will be  Read the Rest…

Five ways homeowners can save on their energy bills

The typical U.S. family spends at least $2,200 a year on home utility bills, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Unfortunately, a lot of that money and energy is wasted. “We are not as energy-conscious as we should be,” said Glenn Thompson, regulatory and compliance inspector for DHCD’s division of credit assurance. “Most Maryland homeowners don’t know  Read the Rest…