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14th Annual North American Passive House Conference: The Profitable Blueprint for ZERO

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

Pike & Rose Tour and LEED-ND Gold Project Presentation + Ceremony

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

Focus on the Here and Now: 2019 Energy Summit soars to new heights and record attendance

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.

Buying green electricity for your home

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

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