Civic Works launched Retrofit Baltimore after realizing that while solar and energy efficiency upgrades hold the potential to provide incredible benefits for many homeowners, a lack of trusted information was preventing many people from taking advantage of the opportunity. Retrofit Baltimore fills this gap by providing homeowners with personalized assistance, step-by-step guidance, and access to vetted and screened contractors.
At the same time, solar and energy efficiency improvements generate positive change for our local and global communities. Rather than asking homeowners to navigate the installation process alone, Retrofit Baltimore brings people together so that as a community we can ensure that our investments create family-sustaining jobs for underserved Baltimoreans. Moreover, by making their homes more sustainable, community members are not only cutting their energy bills, but also lowering their carbon emissions and fighting climate change.
Retrofit Baltimore aims to transform the Baltimore community on three levels: the personal, the communal, and the global.