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Explore DEP’s new interactive energy benchmarking map

Explore DEP’s new interactive energy benchmarking map
Certain non-residential commercial buildings that are 50,000 square feet and greater are subject to Montgomery County’s Building Energy Benchmarking Law. Each calendar year (CY), building owners need to benchmark the energy use of eligible buildings located in the county in ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager and report it to the County for public disclosure. To better… Read More

New Kid On The Block

New Kid On The Block
Hello! My name is Jonathan Shay and I am one of the newest interns here at the Department of Environmental Protection for Montgomery County! I am a rising senior at the University of Maryland, pursuing a degree in Environmental Science and Technology with a concentration in Ecological Technology Design. A little about myself: I am… Read More

Montgomery County stormwater summit for homeowners

Montgomery County stormwater summit for homeowners
On June 6 the Environmental Finance Center (EFC) at the University of Maryland (UMD) hosted a Montgomery County Stormwater Summit for Homeowners at Brookside Gardens in Wheaton. This event, part of larger project funded by a Chesapeake Bay Trust grant and the Montgomery County Water Quality Charge, was attended by more than 70 folks from… Read More

One Montgomery Green announces first Annual Marian Fryer Communitarian Award at the Green Gala on June 28th

One Montgomery Green announces first Annual Marian Fryer Communitarian Award at the Green Gala on June 28th
One Montgomery Green (OMG) announces the creation of the first annual Marian Fryer Communitarian Award at its annual Green Gala at Brookside Gardens Visitors Center in Wheaton, Maryland, on June 28th. The award recognizes an individual or business contribution to the community and to environmental health. This first awardee is Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett… Read More

Dawson’s Market bans plastic straws

Dawson’s Market bans plastic straws
On Thursday, June 21, Dawson’s Market took another step in their commitment to environmental sustainability and stewardship by banning the use of single-use plastic straws in store. Single-use plastic straws are one of the most pervasive forms of plastic waste, and incredibly destructive to our oceans and environment. Too many end up in our oceans. Dawson’s… Read More

Know Your Blooms: Swamp Milkweed

Know Your Blooms: Swamp Milkweed
Have you noticed the blooms of swamp milkweed? Starting in June, swamp milkweeds flowers start opening in sunny habitats in the County, such as wet meadows and swales. This includes roadside rain gardens and bioswales where the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) have planted the species. Swamp milkweed’s flowering hits full force in July, and… Read More

Green Businesses connect, network, and teach at Montgomery County GreenFest!

Green Businesses connect, network, and teach at Montgomery County GreenFest!
On Saturday May 5th, 2018, Montgomery County GreenFest took place in Jesup Blair Local Park in Silver Spring. The largest GreenFest to date, it drew more than 1,000 attendees and 90 exhibitors, all of whom created an atmosphere of enthusiastic learning and fun! GreenFest is the County’s signature environmental festival, hosted each spring. Attendance is… Read More

The Montgomery County green infrastructure stormwater tour was a big success!

The Montgomery County green infrastructure stormwater tour was a big success!
Chesapeake Awareness Week was the first week in June and the celebration kicked off with a Stormwater Tour! On May 31st, two busloads of landscape architects, designers, engineers, and environmental professionals took a three hour tour of green infrastructure sites, soils, and plants. The sites are managed by Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection (DEP),… Read More

Lighten the Load with DEP and Safeway

Lighten the Load with DEP and Safeway
Get up to 3 LEDs and a free reusable bag at an upcoming Safeway event! Bring in your old incandescent or CFL light bulbs and DEP will exchange them for up to 3 new and energy efficient LEDs. The ENERGY STAR®-certified LEDs we’re giving away offer a warm white light that’s equivalent to a 60-watt… Read More
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