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D.C. City Council honors DCSEU for helping homeowners and businesses increase efficiency

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The Washington, D.C. City Council recognized the D.C. Sustainable Energy Utility on November 5 for its efforts in helping DC metro homeowners and businesses improve their energy efficiency. The group was founded in 2008 in order to administer funds from the Sustainable Energy Trust Fund. The DCSEU's Annual Report indicates that the group has helped families lower their electricity usage by 50,000 megawatt-hours over the past year, which is enough to power 6,000 homes annually.

They have also been responsible for removing 45,000 tons of greenhouse gas emissions from the air, and they've helped 750 low-income residents adopt solar energy.

"We can't change a person's rent, but we can help to reduce that second highest monthly cost -- energy bills," Ted Trabue, Managing Director of the DCSEU, said in a news release. "Reducing energy use puts money back into the pockets of residents and business owners as well as contributes to the Mayor's Sustainable DC goal to cut citywide energy use 50% by 2032."

The DCSEU provides these services to residents by allowing them to submit proposals for renewable energy and efficiency projects, such as retrofitting buildings to make them more insulated and installing solar panels on businesses. If they approve the proposals, they distribute funding for these projects. They also connect businesses and homeowners with banks that administer forgivable federal loans.

If you've recently received funding from the DCSEU to undertake an efficiency upgrade, whether it's for your home or business, we welcome you to contact John C. Flood today to find out if we can assist in the renovation process. We're one of the leading Arlington, VA heating repair companies, and we offer customers the best service and support in the industry.