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Project Lightbulb to supply homes in Arbutus and Lansdowne with free energy-saving equipment

Free energy-efficient upgrades available to area residents

Residents in Arbutus and Lansdowne have the opportunity to save money and become more environmentally friendly through Project Lightbulb, a program run by a Baltimore City nonprofit.

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Civic Works will supply free energy-efficient equipment to 230 homes in a half-dozen Baltimore County towns that contact them, said Joshua Shodeinde, a program supervisor at the organization.

The organization, which primarily works in the city, received a Maryland Energy Administration grant to service the county.

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It will provide up to 15 energy-efficient light bulbs, pipe insulation, hot water heater wraps, efficient shower heads and faucet aerators to homes in Arbutus, Lansdowne, Woodlawn, Dundalk, Essex, Milford Mill and Rosedale.

The cost of the equipment and the installation comes to approximately $275 per home, Shodeinde said.

"Nowadays, it's a joint goal of saving people money, increasing energy awareness and reducing energy consumption," Shodeinde said.

The first 230 homes located in the qualifying areas to contact Civic Works will receive the equipment, Shodeinde said.

Civic Works can be reached at 410-366-8533.


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