No deposit required: You’re invited to the Green Bank info session

August 28, 2015

Montgomery County is the first county in the nation to pass legislation to create a Green Bank. Come learn about how this organization will be developed, how it will partner with our community, and increase clean energy in the County!


The Green Bank Information Session Details

Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) invites you to attend the upcoming Green Bank Information Session:

Montgomery County Green Bank Information Session
September 16th from 9:00-11:30am
Rockville Fitzgerald Theater
603 Edmonston Dr, Rockville, MD 20851

Register today!


This event will cover:

  • An orientation on the recently passed legislation
  • A review of similar initiatives in other states and jurisdictions
  • Answers to your questions: What can a Green Bank do? What sectors will it serve? What it will “look like”? And, how will it be governed?
  • Impacts of the DC PSC denial of the Exelon-Pepco merger
  • The County’s Work Group process and how to get involved

Tentative Schedule:

  • 9:00 – Networking and Coffee
  • 9:30 – Program with Q&A
    • Welcome – Michelle Vigen, Montgomery County DEP
    • Keynote – Jim Barrett, Chief Economist, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy
    • About Green Banks – Jeffrey Schub, Executive Director, Coalition for Green Capital
    • Work Group Process – Michelle Vigen, Montgomery County DEP
    • Q&A Session

Further networking will follow the Q&A beginning at 11:00.

Note: This is an in-person only convening. No conference call option will be available.


History of the County’s Green Bank

In June 2015, the Montgomery County Council passed Bill 18-15 to create a Montgomery County Green Bank. This legislation provides for the establishment of an organization with the sole purpose of increasing investment and implementation of energy improvements across all sectors in the County. The Montgomery County Green Bank seeks to spur private capital investment, provide unique programs to target and open up new markets to energy-saving investments, and contribute to a growing regional market of energy financing in the larger DC metropolitan area.


Installing Solar Panels, Flickr 10:10


Who Should Attend?

Stakeholders in advancing energy efficiency and renewable energy in Montgomery County, such as:

  • Energy service providers such as utilities, contractors, suppliers, and others who may be offering financing to clients;
  • Building and business owners/managers of all sectors;
  • Capital providers such as regional or national banks/institutions with property interests or clean energy investment interests in Montgomery County;
  • Nonprofits and industry associations such as those with environmental/energy, building and apartment, affordable housing, economic and community development, or other related interests.


Special Thanks

This event is sponsored and hosted by the City of Rockville, the Montgomery County Green Business Forum with coffee provided by the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce, and the Montgomery County Departments of Finance and Environmental Protection. Thanks to our speakers and support from the Coalition for Green Capital and the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy.

2 comments on "No deposit required: You’re invited to the Green Bank info session"

  1. Raquel Montenegro says:

    Can a copy of the powerpoint (or any materials) used at this orientation be made available electronically ?

    1. Lindsey Shaw says:

      Hi Raquel – thanks for your interest in the Montgomery County Green Bank! This info session occurred back in 2015, so the materials that were used during this meeting are outdated. The best way to learn about the Green Bank organization and what clean energy financial products they have available is to visit their website at: If you have additional questions, you can reach out to or Thanks!
      -Lindsey Shaw

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