Energy Stories

Empowering places of worship to build and expand in Montgomery County

On November 9, 2016, more than 100 members of Montgomery County ’s faith community took part in an Open House for places of worship to

For Rockville’s Erica Shingara, being green is a team sport

At DEP, we truly believe that our partners are key to making Montgomery County as green as it can be. This "Partners in Energy" series

Meet Upasana, a key partner in the County’s PACE program

Montgomery County passed Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Financing for commercial buildings in March 2015. The County has partnered with Urban Ingenuity to spearhead the

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
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