Taurus Development Group and United Communities Against Poverty team up again to perform energy efficiency upgrades to over 50 low to moderate income homes

May 1st, 2012

WASHINGTON – For the third time in a row, United Communities Against Poverty (UCAP) and Taurus Development Group (TDG) partnered to fulfill a grant for energy efficiency for the Maryland Department of the Environment. UCAP’s Clean and Green Communities program served over 100 residents of Prince George’s County in 2011 and is poised to upgrade an additional 50 homes in 2012.

Gail Montplaisir, President of Taurus Development Group said, “MEA has been funding programs to serve low and moderate income households throughout Maryland. Our partnership with UCAP has been a rewarding experience; being able to bring energy efficiency upgrades to home owners throughout Prince George’s County that save energy and help residents to save money, truly makes a difference!”

The first year of the partnership, UCAP and TDG provided training to Prince George’s County residents to do energy audits and perform the energy efficiency work thereby helping residents to become a part of the new green economy. In 2012, the program focused on installing the most cost effective energy efficiency measures including air sealing, insulation, programmable thermostats as well as upgrades to HVAC systems and appliances.

“As residents monitor their energy usage, from pre-Clean and Green Communities and after installation of these measures, we are confident that they will see a significant drop in their energy usage,” said Montplaisir.