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Anacostia Watershed Society President is honored as a Washingtonian of the Year

Anacostia Watershed Society President is honored as a Washingtonian of the Year
Jim Foster, President of the Anacostia Watershed Society, was recognized by Washingtonian Magazine as a 2017 Washingtonian of the Year. Each year, the Magazine highlights people who are making our region better, and Jim joins an impressive list of movers and shakers who do amazing work that benefit our environment and communities.    

Benchmarking and energy auditing tools to help cut energy costs

Benchmarking and energy auditing tools to help cut energy costs
Montgomery County’s Benchmarking Law requires certain buildings to track their energy use, have the data verified, and report it to the County’s Department of Environmental Protection. (Learn about the law). Benchmarking to comply with the law is an important first step, but how can owners and managers utilize the data to help their buildings use… Read More

Montgomery County releases first private building energy benchmarking metrics

Montgomery County releases first private building energy benchmarking metrics
The County Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has released the first year of private non-residential energy data for buildings 250,000 square feet and greater (“Group 1” covered buildings). This is the first release of privately-owned building data as required under the County’s Building Energy Benchmarking and Transparency Law. The data provides information on more than… Read More

Lending a hand with energy data: Helping Montgomery County non-profits benchmark through a pro bono program

Lending a hand with energy data: Helping Montgomery County non-profits benchmark through a pro bono program
“You can’t manage what you don’t measure” is the old saying in business circles—the same goes for non-profit management, too. Regardless of the organization you’re a part of, measuring energy use is the first step in making improvements to your building and making your operations more sustainable. The Montgomery County Benchmarking Law was designed with… Read More

Habitat for Humanity repairs and weatherizes homes

Habitat for Humanity repairs and weatherizes homes
Traditionally, Habitat for Humanity is known as an organization where you can volunteer to raise walls and drive nails, and serve alongside your community members in order to build new homes.  But what about existing homeowners? What opportunities are available for individuals who already own their home and struggle to make necessary health and safety… Read More

Show your creativity! Enter the 2018 Storm Drain Art Contest

Show your creativity!  Enter the 2018 Storm Drain Art Contest
Are you artistic? Do you want to help educate about issues affecting our local streams in Montgomery County? County residents are invited to submit entries into the 2018 Storm Drain Art Contest. The contest seeks to use art to educate the public about the connection between our storm drains, streams and the Bay. The six… Read More

Green Business Certification: In sync with company philosophies

Green Business Certification: In sync with company philosophies
A look at how two companies – Canon U.S. Life Sciences, Inc., a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions, and Raffa P.C., a 30-year-old accounting firm (employees pictured above) – work to reduce their carbon footprints for the good of the planet as well as their businesses. This is the second… Read More
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