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Be SMART DHCD’s Be SMART program, funded through the US Department of Energy’s Better Buildings program, provides increased comfort, safety and affordability to buildings in Maryland through energy efficiency improvements. $508 million in federal funding has allowed 41 state and local government leaders to expand the building improvement industry and pave the way for a cleaner energy future. Maryland received $20 million in funding for the Be SMART program to finance improvements to homes, businesses and multifamily buildings. DHCD is working with local partners and contractors to provide financing for energy efficiency improvements across the state. Through the Be SMART program, financing is available for the purchase and installation of equipment and materials for energy efficiency measures. Such items include, but are not limited to ENERGY STAR qualified: HVAC systems, insulation, draft stopping and duct sealing, appliances and fixtures, and water heating equipment. These improvements are expected to result in energy savings of 15-30%. This translates to significantly lower energy bills for consumers, more comfortable buildings and reduced consumption of fossil fuels. Be SMART

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Department of Energy’s BetterBuildings Program

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