Build Energy Efficiency into Your Multifamily Property

Open the Door to Savings:

Energy costs typically account for 25 to 35 percent of overall operating costs in multifamily housing, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Improving the energy efficiency of your multifamily property is one important way you can save energy and save money, while enhancing tenant comfort and increasing profitability and property value.

SMECO offers multifamily properties comprehensive energy efficiency solutions, plus incentives to reduce your upfront costs and make energy efficiency upgrades more affordable. By installing upgrades that reduce energy use, you can also continue to save energy and money down the road.

Start with an Energy Check-up ─ No Additional Cost to You:

A specially trained energy professional will conduct a brief visual inspection of each unit and identify simple ways you can improve the energy efficiency of insulation levels, airtightness, windows, doors, heating and cooling systems, appliances, and lighting. The energy professional will also install energy-saving items that may include some of the following:

  • CFLs in a variety of styles
  • LED lighting
  • Water heater tank wrap
  • Pipe insulation
  • Faucet aerators
  • Power strips
  • ShowerStart™ showerhead adapter
  • Efficient-flow showerheads 

To schedule your Energy Check-up, find a participating contractor now.

Take the Next Step and Save Even More:

SMECO offers additional ways you can save energy and save money, including a focus on the shell and common areas of your multifamily property. A participating contractor will conduct an energy assessment of hallways, stairwells, laundry rooms, exercise rooms, and other common areas and will make recommendations for improvements to help you start saving right away.

And SMECO has financial incentives that help cover the cost of making upgrades. Incentives are available for:

  • Appliance recycling
  • Appliances
  • Building shell improvements
  • Commercial unitary HVAC
  • Commercial lighting
  • Commercial plug load equipment
  • Commercial refrigeration equipment
  • Variable frequency drives

Find a participating contractor now.

Customize Your Savings:

Other energy-efficient equipment may be eligible for custom incentives. Custom projects typically require additional analysis or other technical assistance in the design process. To learn more about custom incentives, email business@smeco.coop or call 1-866-235-6044.

This program supports EmPOWER Maryland.

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