History of STEP-UP
The Town of University Park, MD was awarded a grant by the US Department of Energy to implement the Small Town Energy Program for University Park, or STEP-UP. STEP-UP's three-year effort is designed to achieve energy efficiency market transformation within University Park and to serve as a roadmap for energy transformation in small towns across the US. STEP-UP includes a full suite of model activities for replication including energy audits and retrofits for homes, financial incentives, local community delivery partners, and low-cost social media techniques. STEP-UP may also include additional energy-related activities such as integrated solar, composting, transit and street lighting programs.