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

Featured Program

The University of Maryland Extension is hosting FREE Home Energy Workshops across the state! Register for a workshop near you to discover practical, cost-effective, and innovative strategies to improve your home energy performance or design a solar power system that will meet your needs. Extension Specialists and industry representatives will provide valuable information to help you improve your home’s energy-efficiency and determine if solar will work for you.

August 7, 2023 (Monday)
5:30-7:30 pm
Talbot County Community Center
10028 Ocean Gateway
Easton, MD 21601
September 7, 2023 (Thursday)
5:30-7:30 pm
C. Burr Artz Public Library
110 E Patrick St
Frederick, MD 21701
October 4, 2023 (Wednesday)
5:30-7:30 pm
Ruth Enlow Library (Oakland Branch)
6 North 2nd Street
Oakland, MD 21550
November 8, 2023 (Wednesday)
5:30-7:30 pm
Main Hagerstown Library
(Alice Virginia & David W. Fletcher Branch)
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, MD 21740
December 5, 2023 (Tuesday)
5:30-7:30 pm
LaVale Library
815 National Highway
LaVale, MD 21502

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View previous seminars:

  • Home energy use icon color black (roof, outlet and plug)

    Energy Use

    Assess your home energy use and start saving

  • Home energy heating and cooling icon black (roof, sun, snow flake)

    Heating & Cooling

    Save energy through HVAC efficiency

  • Home energy weatherization icon black (roof, and air flow)


    Improve insulation and seal air leaks

  • Home energy sustainable design icon black (roof, and leaf)

    Sustainable Design

    Passive solar and green landscaping

Explore additional resources:

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    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.

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.