Energy Stories

Guess What's Brewing...another Brews and Bulbs tour in FeBREWary

Guess what's brewing? For the entire month of FeBREWary, we will be visiting local breweries to bring you another opportunity to swap out old, inefficient

Where do CFLs go?

Throughout this past summer and fall, DEP’s Residential Energy Program Manager, Larissa Johnson, has been collecting old incandescent and compact florescent (CFL) light bulbs to

Don't Pay Sales Tax this President's Day Weekend

This year ENERGY STAR(C) Tax Free Weekend coincides with Valentine's Day which means that you can treat your loved one to brand new appliances without

Tips to Lower Your Water & Electricity Bills

There's nothing as annoying as having to spend a considerable amount of your income on utility bills. You know, I used to regard utility bills

Is the future Smart LED Lighting and Controls?

Most people do not realize that the light bulb had not changed their basic design since Thomas Edison’s updated version in 1879. The problem with

What is Montgomery Energy Connection?

For the last few years, the Department of Environmental Protection has been working with Health and Human Services and other community partners to launch Montgomery

ACEEE's Local Clean Energy Self-Scoring Tool Places County in Top 25 Cities Nationwide

We are always looking for tools to help monitor and track progress towards our sustainability goals. To that end, Montgomery County partnered with the American

Meet Montgomery County's New Commercial Energy Program Manager

Hello Montgomery County and thank you for welcoming me to the Department of Environmental Protection! As the Commercial Energy Program Manager, I will be looking

Upgrading to a Smart Thermostat Can Help You Save This Winter—and All Year Long

For the average household, almost half of their annual energy cost goes to heating and cooling—more than $900 a year.* Being smart about how you

Winter is Coming: Prepare your building with this checklist

In commercial buildings, an ounce of foresight is often worth several thousand dollars worth of regret. As the weather gets colder, Aquicore reminds us of
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