Energy Efficiency & Conservation Block Grant (EECBG)


The Sustainability Office coordinated the county's $659,800 Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (ECBG) award. The award supported:
  • Development of a Frederick County Energy and Green Building Program
  • Installation of a solar thermal pre-heating system at the Adult Detention Center
  • Energy audits for county buildings
  • Retrofits to lighting and mechanical equipment at the Courthouse
  • Pinecliff Park A-Frame
  • Highway truck sheds
  • A greenhouse gas emissions inventory
  • A community-based home energy audit project
Prior to receiving grant funds, Frederick County was required to submit an Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy to the U.S. Department of Energy. View the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy for more information.

Covered Time Period

Frederick County's EECBG award was made in the amount of $659,800 and covered the time period from September 2009 - September 2012. EECBG is a program supported by the U.S. Department of Energy. For more information on the EECBG program, please visit the U.S. Department of Energy's website.