Resources for Residents

Resource for Residents: Keep Cool DC

This July saw some of the hottest global temperatures ever recorded – we hope you’re staying cool and safe out there, DC! These sweltering temperatures are in part due to El Niño, a cyclical weather pattern that causes warmer global air temperatures. Climate change is... Read More

Resource for Residents: Solarize NoVA 2023

Thinking about going solar but not sure where to start? You’ve come to the right place. The Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP) is a trusted local non-profit delivering energy-efficient solutions throughout Virginia to make homes safer, healthier, and more affordable while reducing energy usage and... Read More

Resource for Residents: Sustainable DC 3.0 Survey

Sustainable DC is the District’s plan to become the healthiest, greenest, most livable city for all residents. The original Sustainable DC Plan was released in 2013 and updated to Sustainable DC 2.0 in 2019. Now due for its next update, the Department of Energy and Environment and... Read More

Resource for Residents: Here2HelpDC

Eligible District residents can apply to several assistance or discount programs to help lower their utility costs. The DCPSC requires that Pepco, Washington Gas, and Verizon sponsor their own discount programs for residents, but there are additional money- and energy-saving initiatives available through #Here2HelpDC. To learn... Read More