On Friday, December 2nd, the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for technical contractor support and incentive administration for a countywide electrification incentive
As part of the Montgomery County EV Purchasing Cooperative Pilot Program, we’ll be featuring Montgomery County residents who have electrified their personal transportation in this series. Meet Jennifer Wellman Andryuk
Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) is planning to hold its first-ever Youth Climate Summit in March 2022. The idea for this summit developed after MCPS recognized increased student interest in climate action.
What do hot air balloons and incandescent bulbs have in common? They are similar in shape and both produce/use heat. According to Wikipedia, “a hot-air balloon is a lighter-than-air aircraft consisting of a
Innovate to Mitigate challenges 8th–12th grade students to submit ideas that will mitigate climate change by reducing greenhouse gases. People around the world are working hard on this problem. To meet the big challenges we face, we need good
Montgomery County’s premier community college, Montgomery College, has been advancing an effort to submeter every building in its inventory that is connected to the hot and chilled water central distribution
Montgomery Parks recently converted 62 high-pressure sodium (HPS) light fixtures to newer, more efficient LED technology at South Germantown Recreational Park. South Germantown Recreational Park was built in 2001 and
What is EmPOWER Maryland? If you look closely at your monthly utility bill, you may notice a small surcharge for EmPOWER Maryland. This charge contributes to a group of programs established under the EmPOWER Maryland Energy Efficiency Act of 2008, a bill designed
One of the key actions in Montgomery County’s Climate Action Plan (CAP) is to require newly constructed buildings to be all-electric and to electrify all new and existing buildings by 2035. In 2018, 50% of
On July 22, 2021, Associate Principal Rick Fredlund of the architecture firm Cooper Carry accepted USGBC’s Midsummer Night’s Green award for the Universities at Shady Grove’s new Biomedical Sciences and Engineering Education (BSE) Facility. The award is one of several earned by the project in 2021, joining
On May 30, 2021, the Maryland General Assembly enacted the state’s first-ever energy supplier consumer protection law, securing a significant win for income qualifying residents. The Energy Supply Reform Bill
For the first time in jurisdictional history – Montgomery County is joining the town of Poolesville, cities of Bowie, Falls Church, Frederick, Gaithersburg, Rockville, Takoma Park, and Washington DC as
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.