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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

View our WAP Presentation at the White House

This is the Hawkeye presentation for the Weatherization Assistance Program at the White House this summer

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Presenting Weatherization at the White House

We were invited to present our experience with WAP (the Weatherization Assistance Program) at the White House on June 15. We discussed the use of ARRA stimulus funds and how we were able to drive the money back into manufacturing and education.

Hawkeye spoke on Panel #2, however we are posting both panels below:

View Panel 1 on YouTube

View Panel 2 (Including Hawkeye's Presentation) on YouTube

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

New Report Shows Benefits of Energy Efficiency in Maryland

Programs Lower Bills, Save Ratepayers Money, and Create Jobs

For more information, contact:
Carly Mercer, Maryland PIRG, 410-227-6990, cmercer@marylandpirg.org

WHAT: A news conference to release a new Maryland PIRG Foundation report, A Smart Solution: EmPOWER Maryland Is Saving Energy, Saving Money, and Boosting Our Economy

The report provides analysis of benefits we’ve seen in the state as a direct result of EmPOWER Maryland programs, illustrated through case studies. It also makes recommendations on how state regulators and utilities should strengthen efforts to meet the EmPOWER Maryland goals so we can reap even more benefits like lower electric bills and local clean energy jobs.

Carly Mercer, Maryland PIRG Program Associate
Marci DeVries, VP of Strategic Partnerships for Hawkeye Construction
Andy Todtz and Chris Ronnebaum, Presidents, Hawkeye Construction

WHEN: Wednesday, November 16, 2011 10:00 a.m.

WHERE: Hawkeye Construction, 791 West Ostend street. Driveway is at the intersection of Scott St and Ostend and signs will be in place to direct people.

Energy efficiency lowers bills, makes our electric grid more reliable, and protects the environment. Recognizing these benefits, Maryland adopted the EmPOWER Maryland Act in 2008 which set a goal of reducing statewide per-capita electricity consumption and peak demand by 15 percent by 2015. Utility companies are responsible for 10 percent of the savings, with federal and state programs providing the other 5 percent.

Maryland PIRG Foundation’s report provides up-to-date analysis of the benefits seen from progress toward EmPOWER goals in terms of jobs created, money saved on consumers’ energy bills, and avoided costs because of reduced need for generation and transmission lines.

Engaging speakers, Hawkeye Construction operations as background with tour of warehouse and recycling center, Colorful report cover.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Hawkeye Construction Completes First House in Massive Baltimore City Weatherization Project

Hawkeye Construction completed the first home in its Baltimore City weatherization contract to install insulation in more than 320 low income houses within the City limits yesterday. This contract reflects the City’s commitment to its citizens as well as a cleaner, greener Baltimore as well as Hawkeye’s commitment to green construction and energy efficiency.

View the coverage of this effort on WJZ.com

“We are excited to work with the City on a project focused on reducing its carbon footprint as well as making life a little more comfortable for lower income families,” said Andrew Todtz, president of Hawkeye Construction.

Hawkeye will begin installing blown-in insulation, attic insulation, weather stripping and pipe insulation this morning in Pimlico, an economically challenged neighborhood near the Pimlico Race Track. To meet the requirements of the contract, Hawkeye has purchased several specialized vehicles and machinery. The company is not only committed to this project but also to providing retrofit insulation services to others who may need help conserving energy and improving the comfort of their homes.

“The Baltimore City Weatherization Assistance Program is proud to be part of the national program for economic recovery, stimulating the economy at the same time that we are helping low-income families. We are also proud to be one of many local initiatives making Baltimore a greener and more sustainable city,” said Ken Strong, Director of Energy Efficient Homes for the Baltimore City Department of Housing and Community Development.

Households make up about 22% of energy consumption in the United States. Proper and effective weatherization can decrease carbon emissions per household up to 20,074 LB. of CO2 annually. Currently low-income households pay a disproportionate amount of their income toward utility bills due to poorly weatherized units. The US. Department of Energy states “Low income households typically spend 16% of their total annual income on residential energy costs, compared with 5% for median-income households.”

Hawkeye Construction is a general contractor with both commercial and residential divisions. Recognized by Hanley Wood publications as one of the top 50 remodeling companies in the nation and regarded as a trusted vendor for nationally recognized companies, Hawkeye provides top quality remodels, ground-up residential and commercial construction. For more information, please visit http://www.hawkeye-construction.com

For more information about the City of Baltimore, please visit http://www.baltimorecity.gov