Many homeowners and renters in Maryland are interested in reducing energy costs and increasing energy independence through energy conservation, energy efficiency and clean energy.

Explore a Home Energy topic:

  • Sustainable home graphic with green electrical plug

    Understand Home Energy

    Overview of home energy use and production in Maryland.

  • Solar energy PV cells and panel held with mounting bracket

    Simplifying Solar

    Basic understanding of residential solar installation.

  • Monthly Electricity Bills on Desk

    Electric Utility Bills

    Read utility bills and explore electrical supply options.

  • Tablet Display Screen for Home Energy Assessment

    Home Energy Assessment

    Assess home energy use and explore energy assistance.

  • Home energy conservation ideas diagram

    Energy Conservation

    Explore where energy is used and how to save energy.

Additional tools and resources:

Home Energy Programs

  • Maryland DHCD: Net Zero Loan Program
    Supports the construction of Net Zero homes and rehabilitation of Net Zero Ready homes throughout Maryland.
  • Maryland DHCD: Low Income Energy Efficiency Program 
    Helps low income households with installation of energy conservation materials in their homes at no charge.
  • Maryland DHCD: Weatherization Assistance Program 
    Helps low income households with the installation of energy conservation materials in their homes.

Home Energy Tools

  • Colorado State University: DIY Home Energy Audit
    This tool will help you find areas of energy waste in your home. It will provide you with specific suggestions to reduce the energy waste you identify as well as a score and general statement about your home’s energy use.
  • Maryland OPC: Choosing An Energy Supplier
    Provides important consumer information about retail gas and electricity suppliers and supply contracts.
  • EPA: Home Energy Yardstick 
    Provides a simple assessment of your home's annual energy use compared to similar homes.

Fund & Finance

  • Maryland: EmPOWER Maryland 
    Helps promote energy efficiency to save residents money.