Want to see the house of tomorrow? It’s here in Rockville today, and it’s free and open to visitors. Tucked away on a secluded stretch of Gude Drive in Rockville is the Montgomery County service center for Pepco. Unless you’re paying your bill or lodging a comment, you may not think there’s much of a
In our last My Green Montgomery blog installment of Dam Safety back in the spring, we followed the County’s inspection contractor and Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Senior Engineer Gene Gopenko on a dam safety inspection. Since we are in hurricane season and approaching our severest weather months, we’d like to introduce you to other aspects of
It’s good to have friends in high places. That is one of the keys to the green upgrades happening at Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation in Bethesda. Most recently, those upgrades have included about 2,800 feet of new conservation landscaping. These new areas are serving as natural filters for runoff from nearby lawns and roads, and
Many congregations pride themselves on keeping fastidious lawns. Not a weed in sight. But is that really a good thing? Sure, it can be visually appealing. So, too, can special gardens and landscaping projects that have the added benefit of reducing stormwater runoff, providing rest stops for butterflies, and creating beautiful outdoor gathering spaces. That
Today, July 20th has been designated a Code Orange air quality day. This means that sensitive populations, including seniors, those with asthma and other respiratory conditions, those with heart conditions and the very young should limit physical activity outdoors. What is the Air Quality Index (AQI)? The AQI is EPA’s tool for communicating air
Installing a heat pump can be a great energy efficient option when replacing an HVAC system and can save you money when combined with incentives. Read about one Silver Spring resident’s decision to purchase a heat pump and learn how it’s saving him money.
Are you interested in using solar energy, but can’t install a solar photovoltaic (PV) system on your property? Have you heard about community solar and want to know what all the buzz is about? Look no further! Montgomery County’s Department of Environmental Protection heard your frequently asked questions and is here to help demystify Maryland’s
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