Ever wondered how you could reduce your monthly energy bill? Today we learned about a great new program called the Baltimore Neighborhood Energy Challenge (BNEC). Although Roland Park is the only target neighborhood in Greater Homewood right now (others include Reservoir Hill, Greater Lauraville, C.A.R.E., Park Heights, Fulton Avenue, Mount Washington, and Ten Hills), anyone can start using the BNEC website to plan energy-saving projects in their home.
The BNEC is a nine-month pilot program of the Baltimore Office of Sustainability and the Baltimore Community Foundation. The goal is for residents of these neighborhoods to share knowledge and motivation to conserve energy and money. Target neighborhood residents who register on the website receive a free pledge kit and can connect with their neighbors and access their BGE information on the BNEC website.
Even if you don’t live in a target neighborhood, it’s fast and simple to enter your address, verify a few details about your home, and start saving a list of projects to increase your energy efficiency.
To see how you can reduce your carbon footprint, save money, and help create a more sustainable Baltimore, check out BNEC’s website and take the pledge!