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As we head into the final week of the year, we want to give thanks and gratitude to our team at the DCSEU. We wrapped up...
12/27/2022

As we head into the final week of the year, we want to give thanks and gratitude to our team at the DCSEU. We wrapped up the year with a Community Day of Service at Bread for the City Food Bank! Together, we packed 800 bags of recipes for hearty winter meals.

Due to extremely cold weather, electricity demand is expected to increase in the District and surrounding areas, resulti...
12/24/2022

Due to extremely cold weather, electricity demand is expected to increase in the District and surrounding areas, resulting in a strained electrical grid. More information is available from the DC Public Service Commission below.

Electricity demand in the District is expected to rise sharply between now and 10am Dec. 25. This will put a strain on the electrical grid and we're asking residents to help conserve electricity if they’re able. See what you can do to help: https://bit.ly/3Gh9Oks

Oh, What Joy! 🔔The DCSEU team had a great time at our Holiday Party. Team members brought in their favorite homemade coo...
12/22/2022

Oh, What Joy! 🔔The DCSEU team had a great time at our Holiday Party. Team members brought in their favorite homemade cookies and participated in an Ugly Sweater Contest.

S/o to contest winner, Program Assistant Kharan Pierce who blew judges away with an outfit celebrating her chihuahuas. 🎁

Yesterday, representatives from District government, the business community, and high school students from KIPP DC Colle...
12/20/2022

Yesterday, representatives from District government, the business community, and high school students from KIPP DC College Preparatory Academy Public Charter School gathered to preview the DC Water Brentwood Reservoir Community Solar installation that is currently under construction. ☀️

The community solar project led by NHT Ingenuity Power (a joint venture of National Housing Trust and Urban Ingenuity) at DC Water’s Brentwood Reservoir, is one of the largest in the District and will provide bill credits to more than 500 income-qualified families through Solar for All when complete in Spring 2023.🔋

Read more here: https://www.dcseu.com/news-blog/press/government-officials-business-leaders-students-tour-community-solar-installation-that-will-support-income-qualified-dc-families

This year we participated in over 57 community events around the District! It's always a pleasure getting out in the com...
12/19/2022

This year we participated in over 57 community events around the District! It's always a pleasure getting out in the community and connecting directly with the residents and businesses we serve.

In Case You Missed: DC ranked #6 in The ACEEE State Energy Efficiency Scorecard! This report rates how states have advan...
12/12/2022

In Case You Missed: DC ranked #6 in The ACEEE State Energy Efficiency Scorecard! This report rates how states have advanced their energy efficiency policies and programs. Since 2013 the District has moved from 30th to 6th in these rankings, with the DCSEU's efforts being highlighted in ACEEE's report.

12/08/2022

to our team Book Swap & Luncheon last month. We love seeing everyone in person during the holidays! Thank you for catering ❤️

12/01/2022

We can't think of a better way to kick off the holiday season! This month, the DCSEU team will be around the District. Check us out at the Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia Winter Ready Event Series and Mayor Bowser's 24th Annual Senior Holiday Celebration. ❄️

The DCSEU is out in the community this week recruiting for the Workforce Development program. 🤝
11/18/2022

The DCSEU is out in the community this week recruiting for the Workforce Development program. 🤝

Check out the progress of Brentwood Reservoir Solar! This project, built in partnership with DC Water, National Housing ...
11/10/2022

Check out the progress of Brentwood Reservoir Solar! This project, built in partnership with DC Water, National Housing Trust , Urban Ingenuity, SunLight General Capital, NEO Energy, serving as EPC, & the DC Sustainable Energy Utility (DCSEU) through Solar for All (a Department of Energy & Environment program) will be a 1.8MW community solar project.

Once complete, the project will provide 100% of the clean energy at no cost to income-qualified DC households. ☀️

Have you been to the DC Costco lately? Look out for discounted LED lighting with special DCSEU pricing. Discounts end on...
11/08/2022

Have you been to the DC Costco lately? Look out for discounted LED lighting with special DCSEU pricing. Discounts end on December 31st! 💡
LEDs

10/31/2022

👻 Happy Halloween! Enjoy some humor 😀

It's Heat Pump & Water Heater Day! Check out these steps on the process of replacing your heating and cooling systems at...
10/26/2022

It's Heat Pump & Water Heater Day! Check out these steps on the process of replacing your heating and cooling systems at home. Head to our website and apply for your heat pump rebate today!

☀️ Our  and HVAC replacement team meeting residents where they are! This week we will be in the Deanwood neighborhood sh...
10/26/2022

☀️ Our and HVAC replacement team meeting residents where they are! This week we will be in the Deanwood neighborhood sharing DCSEU resources available to help homeowners and renters make clean energy upgrades to their homes!

A special shoutout to the dream team:
😎Phillip Haddix
😎Antoine Grant
😎Nineeka Dukes
😎Madison Johnson

🏡Home is where the heart (& sustainable practice) is.
10/20/2022

🏡Home is where the heart (& sustainable practice) is.

👏 👏Congratulations to Seydou and Satish for completing their LEED Green Associate credentials through Train Green! With ...
10/11/2022

👏 👏Congratulations to Seydou and Satish for completing their LEED Green Associate credentials through Train Green! With this credential they will both benefit the District's workforce capacity for green infrastructure

Head over to our website to learn more about Train Green and how you and your team can take courses and earn certifications at no cost with the DCSEU.

U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)
Green Business Certification Inc.

🔋 Tomorrow is Energy Efficiency Day! We'll be celebrating with  at the Southwest Library from 4-6pm.Our team will be the...
10/04/2022

🔋 Tomorrow is Energy Efficiency Day! We'll be celebrating with at the Southwest Library from 4-6pm.

Our team will be there to answer questions you have to get started on your energy efficiency journey in

In honor of  we want to shoutout a few breweries we've worked with that are committed to clean energy in the District. W...
10/03/2022

In honor of we want to shoutout a few breweries we've worked with that are committed to clean energy in the District. Whether it be through solar-powered beer or efficient LED lighting, 🍻 cheers to these local breweries for providing a perfect fall beverage with sustainable twist 🎃

We are not letting  keep us down - out here at   talking to residents about how they can cut their energy costs and emis...
10/01/2022

We are not letting keep us down - out here at talking to residents about how they can cut their energy costs and emissions

09/26/2022

☀️Do you or a neighbor qualify for Solar for All in the District? You may also be eligible for HVAC replacement. Head over to our website and learn more about these programs that will reduce your energy costs and GHG emissions in DC 🔋

https://www.dcseu.com/solar-for-all

🤗We had a great time last month at the Brookland Open Streets event! Our team was able to share more about Solar For All...
09/22/2022

🤗We had a great time last month at the Brookland Open Streets event! Our team was able to share more about Solar For All, the (free) HVAC replacement program for income qualified residents, and workforce opportunities in the District.

We look forward to spending time with DC residents at the Georgia Ave. Open Streets event on October 1st 🍂 https://openstreets.dc.gov/event/georgia-avenue-â��-october-1-2022

Today 20 DC residents graduated from the DCSEU Workforce Development program and are now ready to join the growing energ...
09/21/2022

Today 20 DC residents graduated from the DCSEU Workforce Development program and are now ready to join the growing energy efficiency industry in DC!

Thank you to our keynote speaker, Korey Gray, VP of Compliance and Business Development at DC Water and all our mentor organizations for ensuring our program participants, or externs as we call them, received proper training & experience to thrive in their careers.

Last week, Pat Richardson of Mid Atlantic Aero Barrier and John Allen showed our team what it takes to air-seal a home o...
09/20/2022

Last week, Pat Richardson of Mid Atlantic Aero Barrier and John Allen showed our team what it takes to air-seal a home on the path to net zero energy use. We are excited to see more projects like this as we continue to prioritize clean energy and healthy homes in the District.

🔋 The Inflation Reduction Act is a massive law containing many provisions centered around clean energy. That's why we pu...
09/15/2022

🔋 The Inflation Reduction Act is a massive law containing many provisions centered around clean energy. That's why we put together a breakdown of ways the law could impact residents and businesses in the District.

Check out the full breakdown & additional resources: https://www.dcseu.com/news-blog/news-blog/blog-posts/how-will-the-inflation-reduction-act-affect-homes-and-businesses-in-the-district-here-s-a-breakdown

Department of Energy & Environment
The White House
Rewiring America

🚧Don't wait! Increase your capacity and your staff's ability to take on the growing needs of the market.  Find out how t...
09/09/2022

🚧Don't wait! Increase your capacity and your staff's ability to take on the growing needs of the market. Find out how to register for the 2nd cohort of the Certified Energy Manager (CEM) Training at no-cost through Train Green.

This self-paced course can help prepare individuals to take on leadership roles as it relates to the creation of energy management strategies within a facility. In the District that's an invaluable certification as many buildings prep to meet the Building Energy Performance Standards ().

Find out more: https://www.dcseu.com/about/courses/certified-energy-manager-on-demand-training-program-and-cem-exam-self-paced

09/03/2022

The sales have arrived! While you're taking advantage of appliance sales this weekend, remember to choose ENERGY STAR appliances and save more with a DCSEU rebate.

Check out more information: https://www.dcseu.com/homes

09/02/2022

🍃Take advantage of even more savings! When you purchase electric lawncare equipment, apply for a DCSEU rebate & save even more. Visit our website to learn more about how you can save with electric lawn care.🍂

https://www.dcseu.com/homes/electric-lawn-care

Out here at  Brookland talking to residents and businesses about how we can help them cut their energy costs and emissio...
08/27/2022

Out here at Brookland talking to residents and businesses about how we can help them cut their energy costs and emissions.

Gearing up for  ! Come visit us on 12th Street NE between Irving and Jackson Street.
08/27/2022

Gearing up for ! Come visit us on 12th Street NE between Irving and Jackson Street.

The American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) released their state scorecard for pathways to decarbonized...
08/24/2022

The American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) released their state scorecard for pathways to decarbonized housing. DC ranked #8 overall across the country and remains a leader in cross-agency coordination, low-income efficiency programs, and the adoption of Building Energy Performance Standards (BEPS).

Check out the full report: https://www.aceee.org/research-report/h2201

Department of Energy & Environment
Deputy Mayor for Operations and Infrastructure
VEIC
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08/22/2022

Throughout the remainder of 2022, the DCSEU is partnering with local retailers to provide discounted LED lightbulbs. Save on your electricity bills, get lights that last longer and put off less heat, and reduce CO2 emissions by heading to https://www.dcseu.com/maketheswitch and finding a retailer near you!

08/18/2022

💡ENERGY STAR® LED lights use 90% less energy and last 50 times longer than their incandescent counterparts.

Visit www.MakeTheSwitchDC.com to find retailers with discounted bulbs near you.

08/15/2022

Visit a participating local retailer before January 1, 2023, to take advantage of discounted LED light bulbs in DC. Visit www.MakeTheSwitchDC.com to find a retailer in your zip code.

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TOMORROW: Join Mayor Bowser, Department of Energy & Environment, DC Green Bank, DC Sustainable Energy Utility and community members celebrating the installation of solar panels at Fairfax Village and to let residents know how they can cut their electricity bill in half by signing up for Solar for All!”

RSVP: bit.ly/FairfaxVillageSFA
DC Sustainable Energy Utility is offering a $50 rebate on electric leaf blowers. This effort will help eliminate fuel costs, and drastically cut down on maintenance time and costs. Find out more by visiting: https://www.dcseu.com/homes/electric-lawn-care
The DC Sustainable Energy Utility has launched a rebate program to help residents and commercial lawn care companies transition away from gas-powered equipment to electric options:

🍂$50 for residential equipment
🍂$75 for commercial equipment

Rebates will be available through the end of the year, please help share this news with neighbors and our local lawn care companies: https://www.dcseu.com/homes/electric-lawn-care#get-started-anchor
Pepco recognizing 2021 DC Energy Efficiency Day at the Southwest Library with our partners Department of Energy & Environment, DC Sustainable Energy Utility along with other government agencies.
DC Sustainable Energy Utility Offers New LEED and BPI Certification Courses Available at No-Cost! 👀

All trainings and certification courses will be offered virtually and at no cost to participants on a first-come, first-served basis. Courses will run from July through September 2021. 👏

To learn more about the program and view the trainings currently available, visit the link below! 🙌
dcseu.com/TrainGreen
Our newly proposed suite of energy efficiency programs will help customers use less energy and save money. These programs which build on the existing offerings by the DC Sustainable Energy Utility, are tailored to benefit all types of customers. Learn more: http://ow.ly/F3Pj50FYN9K
DC Sustainable Energy Utility is our official energy partner for the new SAFE Space Crisis Shelter and the resident engineer in green appliances and equipment. We first partnered with them in 2018 on the “Power to Save Lives” fundraising campaign for energy supplies at SAFE Space. We are so grateful for their investment in the shelter project and help working on energy efficiency incentives.

Ted Trabue, Managing Director, DC Sustainable Energy Utility, shared:
“Our mission at the DC Sustainable Energy Utility is to help District residents and businesses save energy and money, with a special focus on serving our most vulnerable residents. We are so glad to be able to partner with DC SAFE to help them build a more energy-efficient new facility. A more energy-efficient building will save them money for years to come, freeing up funding that can go back to supporting the critical programs and services they provide to the community here in DC.”
Calling District residents! The Utility Discount Programs expanded their guidelines to 80% Area Median Income - you may qualify for monthly reductions on your utility bills! Check out our web page to learn how to apply: https://doee.dc.gov/udp

DC Sustainable Energy Utility
Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia
Calling District residents! The Utility Discount Programs expanded their guidelines to 80% Area Median Income - you may qualify for monthly reductions on your utility bills! Check out our web page to learn how to apply: https://doee.dc.gov/udp

DC Sustainable Energy Utility
Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia
: DC businesses were given helpful insider tips from The DC Dentist - Dr. Terry Victor, Department of Energy & Environment, DC Sustainable Energy Utility & DC Greenbank about lowering energy usage and the best ways to be sustainable in the live event, Get the Inside Scoop. Check out the full conversation here: https://youtu.be/SgSyEiBg2dk
Yesterday, we hosted our formal Groundbreaking Ceremony for our new SAFE Space Crisis Shelter. As our Executive Director, Natalia Otero, put it yesterday, getting to this point was a "labor of love" by our incredible project team, program partners, staff, board, and entire community. Thank you all for your shared investment in our mission.

Guest Speakers: Kenyan R. McDuffie, Charles Allen, D. Yvonne Rivers, Michelle Garcia at DC Office of Victim Services and Justice Grants
Developer: Building Partnerships, LLC
General Contractor/Construction Team: Consigli Construction Co., Inc. (big shout out for their help planning and pulling off yesterday's event!)
Architects: Atelier
Community Lenders: City First Bank, City First Enterprises, United Bank, Founders Bank, BlueHub Capital, Washington, DC LISC
Finance and Development: Affirmative Investments
Energy Efficiency: DC Sustainable Energy Utility
Legal Team: Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP (John Muir and team), Blank Rome (Cynthia Paine), Schuyler Armstrong, Emily Vaias, Ashley Haun, Andrew Hamm

SAFE Space is the only shelter in the District of Columbia that can make 24/7 immediate placements for survivors and families within an hour of a domestic violence incident. With 30 apartment-style units, the new facility will DOUBLE current capacity, housing an estimated 750 survivors and families each year.

Help us Build SAFE Space today: http://bit.ly/BuildSAFESpace
SolSmart Community Spotlight: Last week, a deal was finalized between DC Greenbank , DC Sustainable Energy Utility and Flywheel Development to provide 230 Southeast DC low income residents solar panels, lowering electric bills by half! Washington DC is a Gold community.
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