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Prince George’s County Sustainable Energy Program receives COG’s 2018 Climate and Energy Leadership Award
We are honored to announce Prince George’s County, Office of Central Services, Sustainable Energy Program received the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) Climate and Energy Leadership Awards for outstanding efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, increase energy efficiency, and advance regional goals established by leaders at COG.
The awards were distributed Wednesday at the October COG Board of Directors Meeting by its Chairman, Loudoun County Supervisor Matt Letourneau, COG Climate, Energy, and Environment Policy Committee Chair and Prince George’s County Council Member Mary Lehman, and COG’s Air and Climate Public Advisory Committee (ACPAC) Chair Dr. Gretchen Goldman. Other pictured below are Nicolas Majett, Chief Administrative Officer of Prince George’s County, Dannielle Glaros, Prince George’s County Council Chair, Todd Turner, Prince George’s County Council Vice-Chair, Erica Bannerman, Energy Manager for Prince George’s County, and Jamee Alston, Management Analyst for Prince George’s County Public Schools.
“This award exemplify our commitment to providing a clean energy, ecosystem-based approach to energy and climate change management for our residents and businesses” said Erica Bannerman, Energy Manager of the Sustainable Energy Program. “Its importance is further amplified by the award ceremony occurring the same week the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report was released which called for immediate and large-scale action to limit global warming to 1.5°C”.
OCS Sustainable Energy would like to thank our residents and businesses for taking actions to reduce energy consumption, cost, and carbon emissions. We would also like to thank our partners — Prince George’s County Public Schools, Exelon/PHI, The NEED Project, Prince George’s Community College, FSC First, and Employ Prince George’s — for helping us provide superior service to our community.
Please see MWCOG’s press release and Ms. Bannerman’s video interview to learn more about the award.
October is #EnergyActionMonth
This year’s theme:
“Think Globally … Lead Locally.”
As a part of #EnergyActionMonth, we will participate in the events listed below. Please feel free to join us and learn more about the availability of energy efficiency incentives, solar incentives, how to winterizing your home, and much more.
- 10/9 @7p.m.: Corkran Memorial United Methodist Church community meeting
- 10/11 @6:30p.m.: Silver Hill TNI community meeting @William Beanes Community Center
- 10/12 @10a.m.: Prince George’s Student Environmental Alliance Summit @Kentland Community Center
- 10/15 @6:00p.m.: Hillcrest/Marlow Heights TNI community meeting @Community of Hope AME Church
- 10/25 @6:30p.m.: Woodlawn/West Lanham Hills TNI community meeting @Saint
We look forward to seeing you out in the community!
Join in on social media @myPGCEnergy online and use the hashtags #EnergyActionMonth and #myPGCEnergy when using social media!
Check out available Sustainable Energy’s Efficiency Grants
Visit Sustainable Energy Program website to learn more about the County’s clean energy efforts including the TNI Clean Energy Grant and Energy Star Certification & Green Leasing Grant.
- Homeowners qualify to receive grant funds up to $5,000 towards correcting home energy improvements and then can become eligible to receive up $10,000 to own their rooftop solar system!
- Commercial Buildings can get a piece of the pie too! Multifamily and Office Buildings can receive funds (up to $100,000!) to assist with ENERGY STAR certification.
Funds for both grants can be used to offset the costs of electric energy-efficiency, water-efficiency, and retrofitting measures, and for the commercial grant for professional [engineering] services required to achieve ENERGY STAR Certification.
Visit our website today to learn more about our energy efficiency efforts and initiatives!
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