Experience and research demonstrates that Commissioning on a new construction project has the potential to bring significant value to a project. However, it can be challenging to understand the requirements and options of the various commissioning approaches and how they play together in the full gamut of design, construction, and occupancy phases. By hiring a
Come join us at a building tour of the Bar-T Mountainside Camp and learn Commercial property assessed clean energy (“C-PACE”) financing can help you achieve your energy potential! C-PACE helps property owners cover 100% of the hard and soft costs of any permanently affixed construction measure that improves the energy efficiency of a property. It
USGBC NCR’s Montgomery County Committee invites you to join USGBC, Federal Realty and Paladino for a light breakfast, panel discussion, tour and certification celebration at Rockville’s hottest new Live-Work-Play development – Pike & Rose. Located in the heart of Montgomery County on Rockville Pike, Pike & Rose is reinventing one of the area’s most successful retail
The sixth annual Montgomery County Energy Summit—the largest in the event’s history—was held on Wednesday, April 3, 2019, at the Silver Spring Civic Building. The event attracted approximately 315 attendees composed of building owners, property managers, energy contractors working in the County, young professionals in the energy field and those interested in sustainable commercial buildings.
On November 1, 2018, the Montgomery County Committee of USGBC-National Capital Region organized a presentation and tour of Montgomery College’s Biosciences Education Center—an innovative and eye-catching facility that supports STEM education. Thank you to our presenter and tour guide Mike Whitcomb, P.E., Energy Manager Montgomery College—with support from Sandra Filippi, Maria Manfre, and a handful
The act of giving is one of the best traditions of the holiday season. It builds bonds and shows your loved ones how you care for them. Unfortunately, the way we give can also lead to more waste, and more stuff. Did you know that between Thanksgiving and New Years Day, the amount of waste
One person can make a difference and this series profiles a leader, advocate, or resident who is dedicated to improving energy efficiency and helping the county realize its goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by the year 2050. Find out more about them in their own words. This installment highlights Jordan Leonard of
On October 24, Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett announced the official activation of two advanced microgrids for its Public Safety Headquarters (PSHQ) in Gaithersburg and Correctional Facility in Boyds. The microgrids are on-site clean power generation systems, which permit both facilities to operate independently from the power grid to ensure continuity of operations in the
Certain non-residential commercial buildings that are 50,000 square feet and greater are subject to Montgomery County’s Building Energy Benchmarking Law. Each calendar year (CY), building owners need to benchmark the energy use of eligible buildings located in the county in ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager and report it to the County for public disclosure. To better
A focus on upgrades and infrastructure enhancements helped one hotel morph from a high-energy consumer to an efficient energy user in no time flat. In November 2016, The Bernstein Companies (TBC) acquired the DoubleTree by Hilton Bethesda – Washington DC, a 47-year-old hotel. The hotel is managed by TBC Hotels, a division of The Bernstein
My Green Montgomery is a project of the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection. It is a service to help Montgomery County residents think and live in a way that safeguards and sustains the health of our people, our county, and the planet.