Baltimore Energy Challenge


The Baltimore Energy Challenge is a program of the Office of Sustainability in partnership with Civic Works and the Baltimore Community Foundation. Since 2009, the Baltimore Energy Challenge has helped thousands of residents across the City reduce their energy usage through grassroots peer-to-peer engagement in our neighborhoods, schools, business and faith communities.

To find out more on how you can become an Energy Captain or how to receive a FREE energy saving installation visit the Baltimore Energy Challenge website.

Community Engagement Program

The Community Engagement Program continues to partner with neighborhoods, schools, churches and businesses throughout Baltimore proving that a grassroots, word-of-mouth campaign can make a difference one person at a time. Our AmeriCorps Energy Educators are available to attend community, school, and church meetings or to meet with small businesses to talk about the program and how to change behavior to reduce energy use. Email or call 443-869-2614 for more information or to schedule someone to speak to your organization, group of neighbors or faith community.

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Energy Efficiency Program

The Energy Efficiency Program is a free program to Baltimore City residents to include installation of energy and water conservation equipment (i.e., programmable thermostat, energy-efficient light bulbs, water-saving fixtures, pipe wraps, power strips, CO/smoke detector and more). Call today to make your appointment, 443-869-2614. This program is not income restricted and is open to any Baltimore City homeowner or tenant residing in a house or apartment.


Baltimore Business Energy Challenge

Representatives of the Baltimore Business Energy Challenge (BBEC) will visit you at your business to conduct an assessment of your current energy use and prepare a report with recommendations and resources. We will also provide a kit customized to your needs that might include power strips, specialty power strips, hot water heater wrap, pipe wraps, low-flow faucet aerators, draft stoppers, and more. Call 443-869-2614 to speak to our BBEC organizer.



If you have questions about any of our programs or about partnering with BEC, please contact us by email or 443-869-2614.