Building Tune-up

Business Solutions for 2021

As of December 15, 2020, SMECO’s EmPOWER Maryland Programs are awaiting renewal by the Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC). Until funding is approved for 2021, no applications submitted after December 18, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. will be processed. All applications received after this date will be held for processing until after the PSC approves funding.

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Save up to 75% on the cost of energy efficiency services. Get a fast return on your investment—often in less than two years— and enhance your building’s comfort and indoor air quality.

The SMECO Building Tune-up Program offers financial incentives to identify and implement relatively low-cost operational and maintenance improvements to existing buildings. The building tune-up process monitors, troubleshoots and adjusts electrical, mechanical and control systems to optimize energy performance. The financial incentives cover up to 75% of service costs, with a per-project cap of $25,000 for small buildings or $50,000 for large buildings

Benefits of Participating:

Building Tune-up Services help ensure that building equipment and systems are integrated so they perform together effectively and efficiently to meet your current operating requirements and expectations. This yields a number of benefits for your business:

  • Returning equipment to its proper operational state and optimizing performance.
  • Extending equipment service life while reducing maintenance and repair costs.
  • Improving your building’s comfort and indoor air quality.
  • Adjusting and correcting equipment operating schedules.

Over time, commercial buildings and industrial processes frequently undergo operational changes that can hinder optimal energy performance. Today’s systems are highly interactive, increasing the need for proper integration.

SMECO’s Building Tune-up Program offers the following specialized services:

Building Operator Education:

SMECO offers financial incentives to help cover the cost for approved building operation and maintenance education courses. The incentives cover a percentage of training course(s) enrollment fees or tuition and are distributed upon course completion.

To learn more, visit the Building Operator Education page.

Questions? Contact us at or call 1-866-235-6044.

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EmPOWER Maryland programs are funded by a charge on your energy bill. EmPOWER programs can help you reduce your energy consumption and save you money. Learn more about EmPOWER and how you can participate.

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