Energy Stories

Montgomery County announces first Commercial PACE project application and groundbreaking

Montgomery County is proud to announce the first accepted application into the County’s Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) financing program. The project at the

County resident makes green upgrades part of retirement preparation

When Tom Ripp began planning his retirement, he didn’t start with stocks or bonds or downsizing. He started with sustainability. For this 55-year-old Gaithersburg resident,

First release of County building energy benchmarking data

The Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has released the first year of building energy data for County buildings larger than 50,000 square feet.

Energy Tips for Fall

With the days becoming chillier, fall is the perfect time to become more energy efficient.  Here are some helpful hints to keep your electricity bills

Music Center at Strathmore is ready for its sustainability close-up

Every year, some of the top names in performing arts make their way to the Music Center at Strathmore. The Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson, late

Garden-style condo communities have a lot of room for green

Big sustainability measures need not be the sole domain of high rise buildings. A garden-style condo community in Silver Spring is proof. Vicki Vergagni didn’t

Solar energy technology, demystified

DEP's Energy Intern Miles Braxton dives into the nuts and bolts about how solar photovoltaic (PV) panels collect energy from the sun and convert it

In Maryland, switching to green power is like flipping a switch

The idea—use green energy—is simple. The process is a little more complex. But it’s not as hard as it might seem. There are plenty of

The Power of Energy: The new Residential Energy Program Manager blows into the County with some bubbly ideas

Guess what’s new in Montgomery County? I am!! Not only is my position brand-new, but I am a new resident and very excited to be

Meet Gerard, the County’s PACE Program Manager

Montgomery County passed Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Financing for commercial buildings in March 2015, and we’ve enlisted PACE Financial Servicing to manage the County’s
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