On Tuesday, December 5, 2017, Preservation Maryland hosted a live telephone town hall that reached thousands of listeners to discuss the latest threats to the federal Historic Tax Credit and how we can all be advocates for this essential program. If you missed the call, you can listen and share the recording online now.
The Society for the Preservation of Old Mills (SPOOM) has identified over 500 mills throughout Maryland — only a fraction of which are still standing. This exercise illustrates the need to preserve Maryland’s industrial heritage like Preservation Maryland is helping to do along the Jones Falls in Baltimore City.
Schedule an Energy Audit for your Old Home with Energy Services Group
02/09/2017 By Preservation Maryland
If you’re thinking of making your historic home more energy efficient, you’ll want to start with an energy audit to find out where you can best spend your resources to make the biggest difference in your heating and cooling bills. Preservation Maryland has entered a partnership with Energy Services Group to offer audits to Marylanders – and support Preservation Maryland at the same time.
Your energy audit will pinpoint sources of cold rooms and drafts, design solutions, and walk you through the renovation process needed to fortify your defenses. Believe it or not, most of the fixes are behind the scenes in your attic or basement and will not impact the integrity of a historic home. Find more more about energy efficiency in older and historic homes here: presmd.org/energy.
WHAT’S AN ENERGY AUDIT?
WHAT CAN BE DONE?
On the day you schedule your audit, an ESG team member will come to your property with state-of-the-art equipment – it typically takes a couple of hours. The data collected will inform a custom computer analysis and lead to expert recommendations. After the audit, ESG crews are set up to provide comprehensive air sealing throughout your home, and install insulation in attics, walls, and foundations.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Through the EmPower Maryland Program, Maryland customers may only pay $100 for the ENERGY STAR® Audit, and for every audit that’s completed through our partnership with ESG, a portion of the fee will be returned to Preservation Maryland as a donation. Energy Services Group will also verify if the improvement work may qualify for a 50% rebate on all your efficiency improvements, up to $2,000.
SIGN UP FOR AN AUDIT NOW
After filling out this form, you will be contacted by a team member from Energy Services Group to schedule your audit.
Preservation Maryland is Maryland’s first and largest organization dedicated to preserving the state’s historic buildings, neighborhoods, landscapes, and archaeological sites.