Sustainability and clean energy is increasingly being considered across County departments and programs, and involves the interdependence of the environment, society and economy. The Property Management division is involved with implementing energy efficiency and renewable energy in government operations.
Read more from the Clean Green County initiative.
Resources for Residents and Businesses
- Consumer Affairs Solar Energy Guide—Learn about solar financing mechanisms for your home or business, compare solar companies and more.
- Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency Incentive—This public clearinghouse lists clean energy policies and incentives from federal, state and local governments nationwide.
- Maryland Energy Administration—Find information on state government energy programs, policy, projects and energy saving strategies.
Residents, businesses and other organizations in Maryland can select a green electricity energy supplier. Suppliers provide renewable energy to the grid and your utility delivers the electricity to your home or business. The green energy suppliers are licensed by state and federal agencies. The local utility does not profit from the energy, but from the delivery and service of electricity, which would remain the same.
Find additional information or search for an electric supplier who provides energy powered from renewable resources.
Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) loans are available for energy efficient and renewable energy projects for commercial, industrial, agricultural, hospitality, retail and multifamily properties. Loans are provided by private lenders and repaid as a long-term surcharge on the real property tax bill. The surcharge stays with the property upon change in ownership, not with the individual owner. This allows developers and landowners to sell the property without carrying the loan. Any unpaid surcharge becomes a senior tax lien on the property until paid. This long-term repayment stretches out payments and makes them smaller, allowing more advanced energy projects to be sought.
Maryland's utility companies offer programs to help reduce energy use in your home or business. Programs include energy audits and rebates for energy upgrades such as lighting, air sealing, insulation and water heaters.
The Maryland Green Registry program offers resources to help organizations and businesses meet sustainability goals—register your business today.
Maryland Green Travel is a voluntary, self-certification program that recognizes tourism businesses committed to sustainability and reducing their environmental impact. The program works with the Maryland Green Registry and helps businesses evaluate procedures, set goals and take sustainability actions.
To learn more about the Sustainability Office, contact: