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2022 Montgomery County Energy Summit

Save the date for the In-Person 2022 Montgomery County Energy Summit: April 5-6, 2022 For the past eight years and counting, the Summit has annually offered cutting-edge education focused on the latest trends in green building, energy efficiency, renewable energy, and related topics pertinent to commercial, multifamily, and residential projects in Montgomery County. Our target

Walktober Free Webinar #4

Walkinar #4: Maryland Walk Programs Thursday, October 28, 2021 Register Here The Walkinar series concludes with a look at some of the fun ways that communities are promoting safe walk activities in Maryland. MDOT will highlight examples from the Made You Look and Look Alive campaigns that have engaged pedestrians in and around Baltimore. Panelists

Walktober Free Walkinar

Walkinar #3: Pedestrian Planning & Enforcement Thursday, October 21, 2021 Register Here This Walkinar will examine a broad range of issues related to pedestrian safety, including planning, equity, and enforcement. This will include discussion of recent efforts to calculate a “Pedestrian Level of Comfort” in Montgomery County, and efforts on behalf of MDOT’s State Highway

Walktober Free Walkinar #2

Walkwainar #2: Pedestrian Health Thursday, October 14, 2021 Register Here Learn about how walking can become a core component of more healthy living. In a recent customer survey, MDOT learned that, although few Marylanders can walk to work, those who do cite health benefits as their primary motivation. Whether it is a quick trip to

Walktober Free Walkinar #1

Walkinar #1: Taking Fresh Steps toward a more walk-friendly Maryland. Thursday, October 7, 2021 Register Here The Walktober Walkinar 2021 series kicks off with a look at national efforts on walkability, including how pedestrian infrastructure has evolved, and some of the key challenges that pedestrians are facing across the country. Timothy Taylor of the Federal

Go, Grow and Get Active

Montgomery County is excited to celebrate International Active Aging Week (AAW) the week of October 4th-10th! If you are 50 and better, we invite you to Brookside Gardens and participate in our signature event on October 6th! Take a stroll around the grounds with the doctors from “Walk with a Doc” and participate in unique

Walk Maryland Day

Walk Maryland Day is a celebration of our state’s official exercise and a call to action to promote walking for physical activity and improved health. Walk Leaders are the change agents from different sectors of the community who see the health benefits of walking and encourage fellow Marylanders to take time out of their day to enjoy

“Lighten Up” Lightbulb Exchange

Now that things are opening up again, we want to bring you some fun in the sun! What’s a summer without a lemonade stand? This new initiative as part of Montgomery Energy Connection is an opportunity for residents to exchange their old incandescent and compact fluorescent (CFL) bulbs for energy efficient LED light bulbs. We

“Lighten Up” Lightbulb Exchange

Now that things are opening up again, we want to bring you some fun in the sun! What’s a summer without a lemonade stand? This new initiative as part of Montgomery Energy Connection is an opportunity for residents to exchange their old incandescent and compact fluorescent (CFL) bulbs for energy efficient LED light bulbs. We

“Lighten Up” Lightbulb Exchange

Now that things are opening up again, we want to bring you some fun in the sun! What’s a summer without a lemonade stand? This new initiative as part of Montgomery Energy Connection is an opportunity for residents to exchange their old incandescent and compact fluorescent (CFL) bulbs for energy efficient LED light bulbs. We

Clean Energy Week: Lightbulb Exchange

National Clean Energy Week is a celebration of the policies, industries, and innovations that power our daily lives while producing no or very little greenhouse gas emissions. Despite the very real technological and political challenges, a clean energy future is in our reach, and America is ready to lead the way. As part of Clean Energy

Clean Energy Week: Lightbulb Exchange

National Clean Energy Week is a celebration of the policies, industries, and innovations that power our daily lives while producing no or very little greenhouse gas emissions. Despite the very real technological and political challenges, a clean energy future is in our reach, and America is ready to lead the way. As part of Clean Energy

Clean Energy Week: Lightbulb Exchange

National Clean Energy Week is a celebration of the policies, industries, and innovations that power our daily lives while producing no or very little greenhouse gas emissions. Despite the very real technological and political challenges, a clean energy future is in our reach, and America is ready to lead the way. As part of Clean Energy

Clean Energy Week: Light Bulb Exchange

National Clean Energy Week is a celebration of the policies, industries, and innovations that power our daily lives while producing no or very little greenhouse gas emissions. As part of Clean Energy Week 2021, the Lighten Up lemonade stand will be at various locations throughout the County. All of these locations support clean energy in some way. Monday,

Wheaton Arts Parade

Wheaton Arts Parade is an art gallery that exhibits & sells art created by local artists, the event commissions public art & floats, conducts art workshops, supports the Wheaton Yarn Bomb, and is an artists’ network. Be part of the Arts Parade. It starts at 10am sharp! https://www.wheatonartsparade.org/wapf2021 Walk with us — artists, friends, neighbors,

National Drive Electric Week Car Show

Poolesville Day is partnering with Poolesville Green in sponsoring the National Drive Electric Week Car Show. This is the fifth year of this event and it is part of Poolesville Day: https://www.poolesvilleday.com/ Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection and Montgomery Energy Connection will be there to provide information about energy savings.

“Lighten Up” Lightbulb Exchange

Now that things are opening up again, we want to bring you some fun in the sun! What’s a summer without a lemonade stand? This new initiative as part of Montgomery Energy Connection is an opportunity for residents to exchange their old incandescent and compact fluorescent (CFL) bulbs for energy efficient LED light bulbs. We

Clean Energy Week: Lightbulb Exchange

National Clean Energy Week is a celebration of the policies, industries, and innovations that power our daily lives while producing no or very little greenhouse gas emissions. Despite the very real technological and political challenges, a clean energy future is in our reach, and America is ready to lead the way. As part of Clean Energy

Innovate to Mitigate Competition

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 ideas from everyone. This competition invites students to join the global community addressing climate change and unlocks their potential for finding solutions!  How Does the Challenge Work? Student teams submit

VIRTUAL EVENT: Balloon Soar, Your Utility Bills Shouldn’t

October is Energy Action Month, join us for this interactive presentation with Residential Energy Program Manager, Larissa Johnson. Bring your old incandescent bulbs to this workshop as we will be transforming them into works of art. Come learn about energy efficiency and how to lower your utility bills every month with some simple tips. Friday,

Yendo de un hogar verde a un hogar inteligente

¿Quiere que su hogar sea lo más energéticamente eficiente posible? ¿No está seguro de cuál es la diferencia entre una casa “verde” y una casa “inteligente”? Durante esta presentación, aprenderá qué hace que una casa sea “verde” y cómo la tecnología inteligente puede ayudar a que su hogar sea más eficiente en términos de energía.

Lighten Up: Lemons & LEDs

What is Lighten Up? Now that things are opening up again, we want to bring you some fun in the sun! What’s a summer without a lemonade stand? This new initiative as part of Montgomery Energy Connection is an opportunity for residents to exchange their old incandescent and compact fluorescent (CFL) bulbs for energy efficient

Cómo entender la elección de energía

¿Sabía que, como residente de Maryland, tiene la opción de elegir quién suministra su electricidad? Maryland es un estado de elección de energía donde los clientes pueden elegir sus proveedores de electricidad y gas natural. Durante esta presentación, hablaremos sobre la elección de energía y ofreceremos consejos para identificar estafas de servicios públicos. También discutiremos

“Lighten Up” Lightbulb Exchange

Montgomery Energy Connection, a program of Montgomery County is excited to bring “Lemonade & LEDs” to your Pool. Join us on Thursday, August 26th at the Kennedy Shriver Aquatic Center to swap out your old incandescent and compact fluorescent (CFL) lightbulbs. Our motto is “lemons are sour, saving money is sweet!” Come swap your bulbs

EmPOWER Maryland’s Incentives for New Home Construction

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 to reduce energy consumption state-wide. Under EmPOWER, Maryland utilities are required to offer programs that incentivize energy efficiency and conservation, while also helping homes and businesses save money on their

Make Energy Cents

Looking for ways to lower your utility bill and keep money in your pocket? Montgomery Energy Connection can help! This lecture will introduce the new County website, http://www.MontgomeryEnergyConnection.org. It brings together trusted information and helpful solutions for managing and lowering your energy usage and costs. You’ll learn how to use the site for finding energy-saving

“Lighten Up” Lightbulb Exchange

Montgomery Energy Connection, a program of Montgomery County is excited to bring “Lemonade & LEDs” to your Pool. Join us on Monday, August 23rd at the Olney Indoor Swim Center to swap out your old incandescent and compact fluorescent (CFL) lightbulbs. Our motto is “lemons are sour, saving money is sweet!” Come swap your bulbs

Paddington Square Community Solar Information and Career Workshop

Join us 8/21 to learn about the new community solar installation at Paddington Square and how a career in solar may be right for you. Everyone who lives in the Paddington Square Apartments and the surrounding community is welcome to attend this FREE workshop hosted by Montgomery County Green Bank, Groundswell, Montgomery County Community College,

“Lighten Up” Lightbulb Exchange

Montgomery Energy Connection, a program of Montgomery County is excited to bring “Lemonade & LEDs” to your Pool. Join us on Friday, August 20th at the Sarah E. Auer Western County Outdoor Pool to swap out your old incandescent and compact fluorescent (CFL) lightbulbs. Our motto is “lemons are sour, saving money is sweet!” Come

“Lighten Up” Lightbulb Exchange

Montgomery Energy Connection, a program of Montgomery County is excited to bring “Lemonade & LEDs” to your Pool. Join us on Sunday, August 19th at the Germantown Indoor Swim Center to swap out your old incandescent and compact fluorescent (CFL) lightbulbs. Our motto is “lemons are sour, saving money is sweet!” Come swap your bulbs

“Lighten Up” Lightbulb Exchange

Montgomery Energy Connection, a program of Montgomery County is excited to bring “Lemonade & LEDs” to your Pool. Join us on Wednesday, August 18th at the Martin Luther King Jr. Outdoor Pool to swap out your old incandescent and compact fluorescent (CFL) lightbulbs. Our motto is “lemons are sour, saving money is sweet!” Come swap

“Lighten Up” Lightbulb Exchange

Montgomery Energy Connection, a program of Montgomery County is excited to bring “Lemonade & LEDs” to your Pool. Join us on Tuesday, August 17th at the Germantown Outdoor Pool to swap out your old incandescent and compact fluorescent (CFL) lightbulbs. Our motto is “lemons are sour, saving money is sweet!” Come swap your bulbs for

Going from a Green Home to a Smart Home

Want to make your home as energy efficient as possible? Not sure what the difference is between a “green” home and a “smart” home? During this presentation you will learn about what makes a home “green” and how smart technology can help make your home more energy efficient. We’ll also discuss steps you can take

“Lighten Up” Lightbulb Exchange

Montgomery Energy Connection, a program of Montgomery County is excited to bring “Lemonade & LEDs” to your Library. Join us on Tuesday, August 17th at the Kensington Park Library to swap out your old incandescent and compact fluorescent (CFL) lightbulbs. Our motto is “lemons are sour, saving money is sweet!” Come swap your bulbs for

“Lighten Up” Lightbulb Exchange

Montgomery Energy Connection, a program of Montgomery County is excited to bring “Lemonade & LEDs” to your Pool. Join us on Monday, August 16th at the Upper County Outdoor Pool to swap out your old incandescent and compact fluorescent (CFL) lightbulbs. Our motto is “lemons are sour, saving money is sweet!” Come swap your bulbs

“Lighten Up” Lightbulb Exchange

Montgomery Energy Connection, a program of Montgomery County is excited to bring “Lemonade & LEDs” to your Pool. Join us on Friday, August 13th at the Martin Luther King Jr. Swim Center to swap out your old incandescent and compact fluorescent (CFL) lightbulbs. Our motto is “lemons are sour, saving money is sweet!” Come swap

The Benefits of Switching to Induction Cooking

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 the county’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions came from buildings, with the majority coming from processes using electricity and natural gas. Building emissions are primarily generated by using

“Lighten Up” Lightbulb Exchange

Montgomery Energy Connection, a program of Montgomery County is excited to bring “Lemonade & LEDs” to your Farmers’ Market. Join us on Thursday, August 12th at the Marilyn J. Praisner Library to swap out your old incandescent and compact fluorescent (CFL) lightbulbs. Our motto is “lemons are sour, saving money is sweet!” Come swap your

Environmental and Economic Advantages of Switching to an Electric Heat Pump

As Montgomery County seeks to cut its greenhouse gas emissions drastically over the next decade, homeowners may be wondering what significant actions they can take to contribute towards the county’s goals. One of the most effective ways Montgomery County residents can contribute to these goals is to electrify their home appliances and systems. Thankfully, technology

“Lighten Up” Lightbulb Exchange

Montgomery Energy Connection, a program of Montgomery County is excited to bring “Lemonade & LEDs” to your Library. Join us on Wednesday, August 11th at the White Oak Library to swap out your old incandescent and compact fluorescent (CFL) lightbulbs. Our motto is “lemons are sour, saving money is sweet!” Come swap your bulbs for

Tech & Energy

Curious about which household appliances use the most energy and what you can do to reduce your energy use? In this lecture, you’ll learn about the top energy users in the home and what you can do to spend less money on energy. We’ll discuss kill-a-watt meters, which tell you how much energy a device

“Lighten Up” Lightbulb Exchange

Montgomery Energy Connection, a program of Montgomery County is excited to bring “Lemonade & LEDs” to your Library. Join us on Tuesday, August 10th at the Twinbrook Library to swap out your old incandescent and compact fluorescent (CFL) lightbulbs. Our motto is “lemons are sour, saving money is sweet!” Come swap your bulbs for energy

Local student brings the power of the sun to everyone

Emma Hubbard attends the Early College Program at Montgomery College Takoma Park (majoring in Biological Sciences) and is a senior at Clarksburg High School. She got into solar energy electronics out of experimenting with Arduino and various YouTube projects. Originally the boxes were going to be hand-crank, but she saw the potential for solar panels

“Lighten Up” Lightbulb Exchange

Montgomery Energy Connection, a program of Montgomery County is excited to bring “Lemonade & LEDs” to your Pool. Join us on Monday, August 9th at the Sergeant Hector I. Ayala Outdoor Pool to swap out your old incandescent and compact fluorescent (CFL) lightbulbs. Our motto is “lemons are sour, saving money is sweet!” Come swap

Putting Science on Display: The Universities at Shady Grove BSE Facility

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 a IIDA Georgia Best of the Best Award and a NAOIP DC/MD Chapter Award of Excellence for Best Institutional Facility.   The facility is a product of a successful collaboration of

Prevent Costly Repairs With These HVAC Maintenance Tips

If you are like most homeowners, you consider your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system a year-round necessity. After all, your HVAC system keeps you cool during the summer and warm in the winter. Suffice it to say, it works even harder than your car. However, just like your car, regular upkeep is needed

Get Your Home Summer Ready

Drafty doors and leaky windows can really affect your energy usage…and your bill! The US Department of Energy estimates that an average of $200-$400 per year goes to waste as a result of energy leaks. That’s where the FLIR Thermal Imaging Camera comes in. Come to this hands-on, interactive workshop to learn how to use

Maryland Capital Area Solar 101: Hosted by Frederick County & the City of Frederick

Learn about solar energy and its benefits for your home, or small business. We’ll take you through the technology, economics, financing, and more. This webinar will focus on solar leases and power purchase agreements. You’ll also learn about the solar co-op we launched. The co-op is free to join and members are *not* obligated to