Jim Pierobon, who directs marketing, communications, and outreach for the Maryland Clean Energy Center, created this quiz to help consumers realize their energy use, options, and ways to reduce their carbon footprint**.
What is the price per kilowatt hour (kW) you paid for electricity within the past six months?
Why should you have an energy audit on your current home?
What is the proper R-value for insulation in Maryland?
What is the cost of “purchasing” green electricity in your service territory?
What are two ways Marylanders can get rebates on energy efficiency upgrades to their home?
What percent does the EmPOWER Maryland Energy Efficiency Act of 2008 target for overall per capita (per household) energy-use reduction by 2015 (from a 2007 baseline)?
What are two ways Marylanders can go solar at home?
Ranges between 8 and 10 cents per kW.
An audit will help you learn how much energy—and money—your home leaks.
50. Insulation is identified and labeled by R-value; the “R” stands for resistance to heat flow. Higher R-values have greater insulating power. (Insulation product manufacturers print the values of their products.) The value correlates to the type of material, its density, thickness, and number of layers.
Between 9 and 11 cents per kW. What are you paying now? Check your utility bill.
Maryland Energy Administration and utility rebates www.dsireusa.org.
Purchase or lease a system.
**Learn how to clean up your energy act at the second annual Maryland Clean Energy Summit August 25-27 in Bethesda. The final day of the event, Saturday, August 27, is free, open to the public, and devoted exclusively to lessons learned, tools, and energy tips for homeowners. For more information, visit http://mdcleanenergy.org/summit or register at https://ww2.eventrebels.com/er/Registration/StepRegInfo.jsp?ActivityID=6323&StepNumber=1