In buildings news, the PSC has granted cost recovery for an automated commercial building benchmarking system, which will facilitate customer awareness and engagement with the EmPOWER energy efficiency programs. Adoption of the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) will make commercial building codes eight percent more stringent, and one percent more so for residential codes.
The legislture passed a law in 2018 the requires developments of 11 or more homes built by the same builder to provide a home buyer with information about energy efficiency options, including a statement that tax credits may be available for various energy efficient upgrades. This law will provide home buyers with transparency about the energy cost of a home an potential for further savings.
Policy & Program Information
Maryland at a Glance
|Direct Jobs in Energy Efficiency||46,724|
|Electric Efficiency Program Expenditures||$270 million|
|Gas Efficiency Program Expenditures||$1.75 million|
|Per Capita Expenditures||$45.22|
|Annual Electric Savings||560,617 MWh|
|Electric Savings as Percent of Retail Sales||0.91%|
|Annual Gas Savings||1.65 million therms|
|Gas Savings as Percent of Retail Sales||0.10%|