Tag Archive: energy

Registration Now Open for 6th Annual Montgomery County Energy Summit

Register today for the 2019 Montgomery County Energy Summit! The sixth annual Montgomery County Energy Summit, which focuses on promoting commercial energy efficiency and the use of clean energy in the County and the Washington, D.C.-Maryland-Virginia region, will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 3, at the Silver Spring Civic

Clean Energy & Sustainability Extravaganza

The Association of Energy Engineers- National Capital Chapter (AEE NCC) and Leaders in Energy (LE) will conduct its 5th annual Energy & Sustainability Extravaganza at The George Washington University on Friday, February 15th, from 11 am – 8 pm. Our theme this year is “Getting to Net Zero Emissions in Energy, Carbon, Water, and Waste.” This event will

A Bethesda Office Building Saves Thousands through Commissioning

Peel Properties of Montgomery County anticipates considerable savings on monthly operating costs at their Bethesda Office Center by participating in a utility incentive program for building commissioning (MBCx). The MBCx program is part of the larger EmPOWER Maryland’s Energy Savings for Business Program. Rob Casteel, Senior Property Manager of Peel Properties, has worked in property

DEP Travel Diaries: Energized in Costa Rica

In January 2019, our Residential Energy Program Manager, Larissa Johnson spent 15 days in Costa Rica, a country that (while she was there) was running on 100% Renewable Energy! Find out more about her adventures in our second ever DEP Travel Diaries. The Decision So one of my New Year’s Resolutions for 2019 is to

Energy and partnerships…what’s the connection?

This blog post was written by DEP’s Residential Energy Program Manager, Larissa Johnson, and originally appeared on the BOOST Breakfast Club blog.  There’s something you need to know about me, I love all things energy related!!! I love eating food (especially broccoli) because it gives me energy to live, dance, and laugh. I love talking

Montgomery Solar Co-op Second Year is a Success!

Success!! Montgomery County residents participated in our second County-wide Solar Co-op this year and it was a success again! Since the inception of the program, we have had over 240 homeowners install solar on their homes! These residents all took advantage of Solar United Neighbors (SUN) Solar Co-op program. Through this process, those residents have spent
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A look inside Montgomery College’s Biosciences Education Center

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
Solar United Neighbors graphic of solar panels

What you should consider when adding battery storage

The following blog was reposted with permission from Solar United Neighbors: One of the most common questions we receive is “how can I add battery storage to my solar array?” Adding battery back up to your home can seem like a daunting challenge. That’s why we’ve put together a free guide to battery storage for homeowners. It
ESP Energy Fair

Energizing Student Potential through partnerships

Pepco and the Exelon Foundation, in partnership with the National Energy Education Development (NEED) Project, and Montgomery County Public Schools are in the second year of implementing Energizing Student Potential (ESP), a STEM‐focused energy program for grades 5 ‐ 8. ESP brings together standards‐based curriculum for use by library media specialists and their partnering teachers