Property and Asset managers in Maryland have the opportunity to improve energy performance for little to no out-of-pocket cost thanks to the EmPOWER Maryland Energy Efficiency Act.

As part of the EmPOWER Maryland Energy Efficiency Act, utility companies across the state of Maryland are offering incentive programs to offset the cost to integrate energy-efficient strategies into existing buildings.

One program for properties located in Pepco and Delmarva Power territories is the Building Tune-Up Program, which can pay up to $.25 per square foot to improve facility operations and only requires minimal investment from the building owner to complete.

A commercial office building that is 250,000 square feet could be compensated as much as $62,500 to offset the costs of the assessment, potentially resulting in little to no out-of-pocket expenses to improve the long-term energy efficiency of the property.

We encourage every property and asset manager in Maryland to participate in this program, given its generous offset and the win/win it presents. If you want to take the first step, our Commissioning Team can walk you through it.

EmPOWER Maryland Program Features

The EmPOWER Maryland Full Building Tune Up Program motivates property operators to assess their energy performance, and to act upon recommended Energy Conservation Measures (ECMs) that come from the assessment.

To participate in the Full Building Tune Up program, buildings must be more than 2 years old and have above average energy consumption, as demonstrated by their ENERGY STAR performance score. The EmPOWER incentive is intended to cover approximately 75% of the cost of the assessment and implementation of eligible ECMs. Steps to complete the program are as follows:

EmPower Tuneup Process

How Paladino Can Help You

Paladino is proud to be an approved vendor for select Building Tune-Up Programs. If you’re the owner or operator of an existing building with above-average energy consumption in the state of Maryland, Paladino’s team of licensed professional engineers and commissioning agents can provide you with the necessary support and guidance from start to finish.

Our Commissioning Team can thoroughly document the process throughout design and construction by providing all necessary worksheets and photographic evidence to meet program requirements.

Any back-check on sustainability efforts should bring tangible business value, and the Energy Efficiency for Business Program provides one more option to savvy owners and operators.

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