Energy Stories

Greening townhouses with a top-down approach

David Marcus doesn’t just own a townhouse. He also knows how it works. In summer 2015, Marcus and his wife bought a townhome in Takoma

CivicPACE: Cutting Energy Costs for Community-Based Facilities

Montgomery County’s community-based institutions deliver critical mission-driven programs and services to local residents, from providing affordable housing for the homeless, educating our youth in public

Bees, School Supplies, and Solar Panels – Why Montgomery County’s New Sustainability Program Manager Loves Her Job

How are protecting honey bees, donating gently used office supplies to schools, and installing solar panels connected? They are all part of Montgomery County’s efforts

In Silver Spring, Tower thinks long term on sustainability

Energy and water savings are high priorities for this multi-use area of Downtown Silver Spring.

Ride the wind: Takoma Park EV stations put clean energy into cars

Takoma Park is about to become a hotspot for electric vehicle drivers. Wind-Powered Cars Electric vehicles (EV) are on the rise. According to Plug In

Join the Montgomery County Solar Co-op!

Montgomery County residents are invited to joined the first County-wide solar co-op. Participants can save money and make going solar easier, and at the same time

Want to go solar? One resident examines the options

On February 15th, 2016, fellow co-op members Thomas Wellems and Marilyn Powell (pictured in the image above) became the 27th household of the Rockville Solar Co-op to see electricity generated

Meet John, Montgomery County’s Designated PACE Lender

Montgomery County passed Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Financing for commercial buildings in March 2015, and we’ve enlisted Greenworks Lending to provide PACE funding for

Another successful Montgomery County Energy Summit on the books

This annual event, focused on commercial energy efficiency, had the greatest attendance to date. On Tuesday, April 5th, 187 attendees convened for the third annual

Sustainability in Montgomery County Annual Report

For the 2nd year, the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection's Office of Sustainability has released a report outlining sustainability efforts for the past year
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