For architects, builders, developers, engineers, construction professionals of all stripes—and especially those lucky enough to occupy them—passive house buildings check all the boxes: Superb comfort and indoor air quality Cost-effective and affordable A practical, proven path to net zero Carbon reduction in the built environment Resilience That’s why the number of passive buildings certified and
We are excited to be celebrating our third year of visiting Montgomery County Public Libraries during their Summer Reading Program. This year’s theme is “A Universe of Stories” and the Department of Environmental Protection’s Residential Energy Program has so many stories about ENERGY that we want to share with kids (and their families) throughout the
Sparking an Interest I have always been a problem solver. In elementary school, I mediated arguments between my classmates; middle school taught me to problem-solve academically. In high school, however, I was introduced to problems that didn’t have solutions as simple as the math equations I was used to. These issues were much bigger, much
Fitzgerald Auto Mall, a car dealership originally founded in North Bethesda, MD , is extensively devoted to sustainable practice and proves so through their recycling commitments and their use of green power. In addition to their promise to recycle 80% of the solid waste generated at each of their facilities, Fitzgerald Auto Mall was recently recognized
Montgomery County is a hub of development in the DC region, with new construction and renovations constantly underway. Development proves to be a great opportunity to increase buildings’ energy efficiency, and thankfully, many developers and real estate managers take this initiative. For The Tower Companies, a Montgomery-County-based commercial real estate developer, owner, and manager, sustainability
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.
An important way to combat global warming is to switch our electricity supply to “green” electricity (generated from wind- and solar-powered sources, both of which do not emit carbon dioxide). Electricity generation is the single largest source of U.S. carbon dioxide emissions. Electricity sold by Pepco in Maryland in 2018 was generated mostly by coal
This year, Earth Day will be celebrated on Monday, April 22nd. It is a day held to demonstrate and promote environmental awareness and calls for the protection of our planet. April 22nd is a day for reflecting on the achievements made to restore and protect our environment as well as raise awareness to future challenges, in fact
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
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.