Gov. O’Malley launches innovative challenge to spur Maryland building efficiency

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The list of benefits from Maryland’s building energy efficiency programs feels a little like a MasterCard commercial. These programs have led to an investment of nearly $200 million, attracted more than 42,000 participants (17 percent of accounts), saved nearly 800,000 megawatt hours and more than a billion dollars, created more than 2,100 jobs and avoided nearly 400,000 million metric tons of carbon dioxide. Oh yeah, and what about the benefit to the state’s climate resilience? “Priceless.” I guess building efficiency in Maryland is a win-win-win-win-win-win-win.

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