Early in March, the Baltimore Energy Challenged left their home at the Clifton Mansion and moved to 901 N. Milton Street. BEC has held their office at the Mansion in northeast Baltimore ever since the program launched in 2009. The mansion was formerly owned by Johns Hopkins, and will be undergoing extensive restorations over the next couple of months.
Along with the Baltimore Energy Challenge, Milton is now also home to two other Civic Works programs – Project Light Bulb and Youth Build. The move has been positive for everyone involved; the team has been enjoying their new space!
Categories: About the Challenge, News
Twice this spring, Patterson Park Public Charter School will be doing something slightly different than normal. On April 9th and again on May 14th, from 8:30 until lunchtime, the school will be shutting down all unnecessary appliances and be turning off every light off for two Power Down Days.
These days help raise awareness about how much energy is used during a regular school day. If the average PPPCS hallway contains thirty fluorescent lights the school could save approximately 5 kWh before lunchtime in just that hallway by turning off the power!
BEC and PPPCS encourage you to have your own Power Down Day at your home or office to see how much energy you really use!
Categories: Frequently Asked Questions, Good Habits