Maryland Nonprofits Standards for Excellence Award

Project Lightbulb

Project Lightbulb makes home visits to select low and moderate income Baltimore communities to provide residents with free supplies and information that they will need to increase home energy efficiency. In each home, AmeriCorps members will install up to 15 CFL bulbs, 2 low flow faucet aerators, 1 low flow shower head, 1 insulating hot water heater wrap and up to 6 feet of accompanying hot water pipe insulation, and 1 CO/Smoke Detectors*. Project Lightbulb has served over 4,000 Baltimore City households. According to energy comparisons from BGE, a Project Lightbulb visit results in an average monthly electricity savings of 53 kWh per home (approximately $90 each year).

Schedule a Project Lightbulb Visit

Project Lightbulb in Baltimore City

Project Lightbulb currently schedules appointments for residents of the following neighborhoods:

  • Belair Edison
  • Coldstream Homestead Montebello
  • Waverly
  • Harwood
  • Remington
  • Reservoir Hill
  • Mondawmin
  • South Clifton Park
  • Darley Park

Project Lightbulb in Baltimore County

Project Lightbulb Baltimore County will return after the next funding cycle.

  • Dundalk
  • Essex
  • Middle River
  • Woodlawn
  • Pikesville
  • Arbutus
  • Parkville

If you are interested in scheduling an appointment for a free energy efficient upgrade, or if you would like to see if your neighborhood has been added to the list, contact Civic Works and ask for Project Lightbulb at 443-869-2614 or

Join Project Lightbulb

Project Lightbulb trains teams of Baltimore residents (ages 17 – 24) to make home energy visits throughout the year. Project Lightbulb AmeriCorps members earn a living allowance and an education award, receive professional training to develop green job skills, and will interact one on one with Baltimore city residents to promote energy conservation.

For more information, please contact the Project Lightbulb Supervisor at 443-869-2614.

*CO/Smoke detectors not installed in County

Project Lightbulb

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