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Now in its tenth year, the annual Montgomery County Energy Summit has offered cutting-edge education focused on the latest trends in green building, energy efficiency, renewable energy, and related commercial, multifamily, and residential topics in Montgomery County. Our target audience includes building owners, property managers, developers, energy contractors, and other sustainability professionals working in Montgomery County and the larger DMV area. This event typically attracts 300+ attendees, speakers, and exhibitors.
This year’s Summit will focus on preparing the commercial building community for compliance with energy benchmarking, building energy performance standards, and emerging building codes. We will explore requirements and opportunities in these areas and provide hands-on learning opportunities as well as case studies from commercial and multifamily buildings. The Summit will provide education sessions, hands-on Q&A and support, an “innovation alley” showcasing products and services, and a networking reception.
Day 1 of the 2023 Energy Summit is designed for building owners, managers, and facilities staff. Over the course of the morning, attendees will cycle through 5 different stations to learn about energy benchmarking and performance requirements for commercial buildings and resources available to assist in improving building performance, including receiving utility incentives, financing building upgrades, securing building permits, and installing electric vehicle charging stations. In the afternoon, attendees will have the opportunity to speak one on one, ask questions, and receive hands-on support from subject matter experts. Energy audit demos will also take place throughout the day to get attendees thinking about opportunities in their buildings.
Day 2 of the 2023 Energy Summit is geared to building and energy professionals and consultants, though building owners, managers, and facilities staff are welcome to attend for a more in-depth discussion about County energy regulations and strategies to meet them. Day 2 will provide learning sessions on strategies and case studies from commercial and multifamily buildings with an eye towards improving energy efficiency in buildings. The Wednesday education sessions will be followed by a networking event and reception from 4:30-6:00 p.m.