Department of Energy and Environmental Programs
The Department of Energy and Environmental Programs is primarily responsible for the implementation of the Housing Authority of Baltimore Citys energy conservation and environmental programs.
Typical projects include design and construction of energy and environmental related capital improvement projects such as: Lighting systems; heating systems; water conservation methods; lead testing procedures; setting up fungal protocols; and the design and implementation of the:
- Energy Allowances and Excessive energy consumption charges
- Energy Audits
- Energy Management Control Systems
- Energy conservation measures
- Environmental programs
- Environmental protocols
- Environmental remediation
- Other responsibilities include: Security and CCTV Systems.
The Office of Energy and Environmental Programs, which consists of two sections, is responsible for the overall management and implementation of Energy, Environmental and CCTV construction projects for HABC.
Energy Conservation Section
The Energy Section began in September 2006. Its mission is to manage the consumption and the associated costs of numerous utilities (electric, gas, water/sewer, oil and steam). Responsible for the implementation of various energy conservation programs, energy efficiency measures and specific energy initiatives such as Energy Performance Contracts. This section develops plans and programs to engage both HABC and the housing resident to reduce energy consumption in order to reduce rising energy costs.
Environmental Programs Section
The Environment Programs Section is responsible for the investigation, testing and remediation of all lead, asbestos and fungal issues and for maintaining the integrity of any associated records. The coordination and installation of public housing Closed Circuit Television cameras (CCTV) is another responsibility of this unit. It interacts with HABC's Lease Enforcement Unit and the Baltimore City Police Department.