Harford County 4-H Club

Savings at a Glance

By participating in the BGE Building Tune-up, Energy Solutions for Business, Small Business Energy Solutions and Small Business Energy Advance programs, Harford County 4-H Camp was able to take advantage of financial incentives to complete an HVAC tune-up, upgrade to LED lighting and install an energy-efficient pool pump.

 < 1 year until payback on project costs
 35,346 kWh/year in energy savings
 $4,595/year in cost savings
 $15,032 in incentives paid

This isn’t your grandfather’s 4-H Club. Sure, agricultural activities remain among the focus areas for members of the nation’s largest youth development organization. But today’s 5- to 18-year-old 4-H members study everything from food science and photography to creative writing and robotics.

Just as the programming has evolved to meet the changing needs of young people, so has the operation of the nonprofit’s facilities. The Harford County 4-H Camp and Deer Creek Overlook in Street, Maryland, recently completed a series of upgrades that not only improved the facility’s energy efficiency and aesthetic appeal but also are helping the club save thousands annually on energy costs.

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  • LEDs shed new light on the well-loved Craft Building, where creative campers do their arts and crafts projects.

  • A more energy-efficient pool pump will help keep swimmers–and cost-conscious administrators–happy all summer long.

  • New exterior LEDs installed above the wraparound porch at Deer Creek Overlook create an inviting ambience for lounging.