Note: The eligible technologies listed above are only examples of some improvements that might be supported under this program as detailed on the program web site. Not all potentially eligible improvements will be appropriate for all participants and activities may be limited to services rather than outright equipment replacement (e.g., re-tuning rather than replacing a furnace).
The Wetlands and Waterways Program requires permits for commercial activity or development proposed on or near a wetland or waterway. For the purpose of the permitting process, major projects are defined as projects that will permanently impact 5,000 square feet or more of wetlands or waterways, including the 100-year floodplain and are located in an area identified as potentially impacting a nontidal wetland of special State concern. Major and minor projects permits are subject to varying application fees and approval processes. Section 5-901 et seq.
Delmarva Power offers a variety of rebates to residential customers who purchase and install energy efficient products or measures. Rebates are available on refrigerators, room a/c units, water heaters, dehumidifiers, appliance recycling, HVAC equipment, and duct sealing. Appliances must be Energy Star qualified and water heaters must have an Efficiency Factor of at least 0.93. All HVAC equipment must meet program efficiency requirements to be eligible for rebates. Rebates are available to Delmarva Maryland customers on qualifying purchases at any retail store.
Delmarva Power and Light Company offers the Home Performance with Energy Star Program, which provides incentives for residential customers who have audits performed by participating contractors. This is a whole-house approach to meeting the MD executive goal to reduce electricity consumption by 15% per person by 2015. An energy audit of homes will determine the most effective and appropriate energy saving measures for customers.
The Delmarva Power Commercial and Industrial (C&I) Energy Savings Program is designed to promote and encourage the incorporation of energy efficient equipment, products, and services into non-residential construction, renovation, and replacement projects by offering cash incentives. All commercial, industrial, government, and public/private institutional electric customers of Delmarva Power ‘s Maryland service territories are eligible to participate in this program.
Delmarva's Enhanced Commissioning Program offers building design and commissioning incentives to commercial, industrial, governmental and institutional customers planning large new buildings. Assistance and resources are made available to customers to ensure efficient building construction and operation. Implemented measures may involve HVAC and energy management systems, including lighting controls and incentives are provided in stages. Buildings must be 100,000 square feet or larger to participate in the program.
The Dam Safety Division within the Department of the Environment is responsible for administering a dam safety program to regulate the construction, operation, and maintenance of dams to prevent dam failures and protect environmental resources. Permits are required for the construction and modification of structures, and dams are reviewed based on their assigned hazard rating.
This legislation designates the Chesapeake Bay, other Atlantic Coastal Bays, and their tributaries and adjacent lands as critical areas of state concern. It is state policy to protect these areas and to prevent the further degradation of water quality. Further development of non-water dependent structures and increase in lot coverage in these areas is presumed to be contrary to the policy of the state, and construction is therefore restricted in these areas.