Energy Stories

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

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.
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