Business Solutions: New Construction

Improving the energy efficiency of your facility and operations is an important way to lower costs. SMECO’s Business Solutions Program offers incentives to reduce your upfront costs and make energy efficiency upgrades more affordable.

SMECO's programs help your new construction become more energy efficient.

For more information about SMECO’s Business Solutions, please call 1-866-235-6044 or e-mail

New Construction Green Building

SMECO offers technical and financial assistance to help meet Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building goals. New Construction Green Building projects may be eligible for up to $5,000 in design assistance to offset costs.


The Prescriptive Program offers incentives on specific, proven energy-efficient equipment that you can install without the need for a detailed engineering analysis. Financial incentives can cover up to 75% of the incremental cost for new construction. All prescriptive projects require pre-approval from SMECO.


SMECO recognizes that one size doesn’t always fit all; that’s why we offer customized incentives to meet your specific needs. For more complex systems and energy efficiency projects not included in the prescriptive program, SMECO offers a custom approach. Financial incentives can cover up to 75% of the incremental cost for new construction. To be eligible for incentives, custom projects must produce energy savings.

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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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