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About the Energy Efficiency Program

Make the SWITCH to Energy Efficiency & Environmental Sustainability

District Heights Energy Efficiency Program  (DHEEP)

In partnership with

Energy is consumed in your home 24 hours a day. Just look…

Source: Green Building Council © 2011


What’s in it for me?

  • Increase property value
  • Reduce utility bills
  • Protect the environment
  • More comfortable home environment
  • No more cold winters & hot summers
  • Safer home
  • Tax incentives*
  • Green Home



How can I become a DHEEP Home?



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Get you DHEEP home maker today (NEED LINK)



Application Process

Step 1: Pre- Approval

Resident Application Package- Please download and “read” all five (5) documents in its entirety before signing and submitting the application documents to DHEEP. Also read the following 2 incentives that each homeowner could qualify to pay for services rendered through DHEEP:

  1.    DHEEP Factsheet Summary
  2.    DHEEP Eligibility – DHEEP is no longer offering the HFI incentive.
  3.    DHEEP Services
  4.    DHEEP Basic Application
  5.    DHEEP Basic Application Verification Forms
Program Incentives (Detail explanation)

1.   100% grant ( 100% non-repayable grant, based on falling below the low income limits)

2.   50/50 Match grant – updated 2/2011

3.   Please click here to download the 50/50 Match Grant Payment Breakdown that explains how the 50/50 Matching Grant Process between DHEEP and the Homeowner

             A.     Word Format
B.      PDF Format

Step 2: Retrofit Process

1.   After Audit is performed and Final Proposal is Sent to Customer and reviewed/approved by DHEEP,

2.   SES sends/explains proposal to Customer & Customer returns signed proposal

3.   Standard Energy Solutions (SES) will schedule retrofit

A.     100% customers can proceed immediately with work
B.     50/50 customers will be scheduled once your half of the retrofit is paid (to DHEEP)

4.   Retrofit

A.    SES Project Manager will be onsite to troubleshoot and supervise the retrofit

5.   Test out

A.    Conduct a mini-audit to test how effective the retrofit was
B.    Customer signs Job Completion form

6.   DHEEP Perform additional test out inspection

7.   Work is approved and Successfully Completed. Contractor is fully paid.




Program Update:

September 23, 2011

The city of District Heights was awarded additional funds from Prince George’s County Dept. of Housing and Community Development, Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program to fund the second round of the District Heights Energy Efficiency Program (DHEEP).

All program assistance for DHEEP audit/retrofit activities, funded through the Department of Energy’s EECBG program, has been fully allocated for this year 2011.

We have started accepting applications for assistance, until Winter 2011, for the second round of funding for DHEEP activities that will be funded through the CDBG program. Program applications are located below. However, please note that due to the decrease in funds, the city will not be able to allocate the same amount of funding for home retrofits during this funding round.  As a result, the project scope will be revised to reflect the decrease in the program budget for retrofits.



Other Helpful Link:

All about Davis Bacon Act Labor Employee Wages NEED LINK

Past DHEEP Information Sessions:

July 20, 2011, 4-5pm, DHEEP received more funding for 2011/2012
February 9, 2011, 4-5pm, Residents only
September 9, 2010, 4-5:45pm (Contractors) & 6-7:45pm (Residents) Light refreshments served.
December 14, 2010, 7-8pm, Open to All, Light refreshments







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