Tag Archive: energy

LEDs and Libations

These events are no cost and you are able to recycle your old incandescent and CFL bulbs with us. They can be working or burned out. We take every shape and size but we only have 9W Dimmable 2700 Kelvin LEDs to provide in return. Also, you can bring as many bulbs as you want

#Gift Greener Event with Light Bulb Exchange

Join DEP Staff as they pass out reusable shopping bags and swap out up to 3 CFL and incandescent bulbs for new, energy efficient LED bulbs. Just in time for the holidays, give the gift of cleaner energy: We will be at the Westfield Montgomery Mall, 7101 Democracy Blvd, Bethesda, MD 20817 from 11:00 am

LEDs and Libations

These events are no cost and you are able to recycle your old incandescent and CFL bulbs with us. They can be working or burned out. We take every shape and size but we only have 9W Dimmable 2700 Kelvin LEDs to provide in return. Also, you can bring as many bulbs as you want

#GiftGreener Event with Light Bulb Exchange

Join DEP Staff as they pass out reusable shopping bags and swap out up to 3 CFL and incandescent bulbs for new, energy efficient LED bulbs. Just in time for the holidays, give the gift of cleaner energy: We will be at the Westfield Montgomery Mall, 7101 Democracy Blvd, Bethesda, MD 20817 from 11:00 am

LEDs and Libations

These events are no cost and you are able to recycle your old incandescent and CFL bulbs with us. They can be working or burned out. We take every shape and size but we only have 9W Dimmable 2700 Kelvin LEDs to provide in return. Also, you can bring as many bulbs as you want

LEDs and Libations

These events are no cost and you are able to recycle your old incandescent and CFL bulbs with us. They can be working or burned out. We take every shape and size but we only have 9W Dimmable 2700 Kelvin LEDs to provide in return. Also, you can bring as many bulbs as you want

Fire & Ice: Featuring DEP Energy

Join DEP Energy at Fire & Ice this event and get information on how to lower your utility costs and keep money in your pocket!!

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

LEDs and Libations

These events are no cost and you are able to recycle your old incandescent and CFL bulbs with us. They can be working or burned out. We take every shape and size but we only have 9W Dimmable 2700 Kelvin LEDs to provide in return. Also, you can bring as many bulbs as you want

Energy Roadshow

Energy Action Month is fast approaching and we don’t want you to be left on the side of the road when it comes to lowering your utility costs! The Energy Roadshow is your one stop event for all things energy related in the County. It is an open house setting and residents will be encouraged to

Energy Roadshow

Energy Action Month is fast approaching and we don’t want you to be left on the side of the road when it comes to lowering your utility costs! The Energy Roadshow is your one stop event for all things energy related in the County. It is an open house setting and residents will be encouraged to

LEDs and Libations

These events are no cost and you are able to recycle your old incandescent and CFL bulbs with us. They can be working or burned out. We take every shape and size but we only have 9W Dimmable 2700 Kelvin LEDs to provide in return. Also, you can bring as many bulbs as you want

Energy Roadshow

Energy Action Month is fast approaching and we don’t want you to be left on the side of the road when it comes to lowering your utility costs! The Energy Roadshow is your one stop event for all things energy related in the County. It is an open house setting and residents will be encouraged to

Energy Roadshow

Energy Action Month is fast approaching and we don’t want you to be left on the side of the road when it comes to lowering your utility costs! The Energy Roadshow is your one stop event for all things energy related in the County. It is an open house setting and residents will be encouraged to
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Launch Event for the Montgomery Energy Connection

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich, County Councilmember Tom Hucker, Director of the Department of Environmental Protection Adam Ortiz, Director of the Montgomery County Public Libraries Anita Vassallo and Pepco Holdings, Inc. Senior Energy Efficiency Program Manager Karen Parham are scheduled to help close out October as Energy Action Month by formally announcing the launch of

Call for Proposals now open for the 2020 Montgomery County Energy Summit

The Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection and the Montgomery County Committee of USGBC National Capital Region invite proposals for educational presentations at the 2020 Montgomery County Energy Summit. The theme for this year’s Summit is “A Path to Zero.” We will explore strategies, technologies, and case studies focused on the commercial, multifamily, and residential

Paper Shredding, Electronics Recycling, and Light bulb Exchange

One Montgomery Green is hosting Paper Shredding and Electronics Recycling event on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 9am to noon at Crossway Community, 3015 Upton Dr, Kensington, MD 20895. Montgomery County DEP’s Montgomery Energy Connection program will be there for a light bulb exchange, bring your old incandescent and CFL bulbs and swap them out for

LEDs and Libations

These events are no cost and you are able to recycle your old incandescent and CFL bulbs with us. They can be working or burned out. We take every shape and size but we only have 9W Dimmable 2700 K LEDs to provide in return. Also, you can bring as many bulbs as you want

I’ve Benchmarked, Now What? A Building Energy Performance Workshop

Join Montgomery County’s Department of Environmental Protection and the Montgomery County Green Bank on Wednesday, October 23rd from 8-11 am in Silver Spring, MD for a dynamic, hands-on workshop for building owners and property managers in Montgomery County, MD. Register here. This free workshop includes: Opening remarks from Councilmember Hucker and Jonathan Bauer with The Tower

LEDs and Libations

These events are no cost and you are able to recycle your old incandescent and CFL bulbs with us. They can be working or burned out. We take every shape and size but we only have 9W Dimmable 2700K LEDs to provide in return. Also, you can bring as many bulbs as you want but

Start Preparing Your Furnace for Winter

Winter in the D.C. area can bring cold and unpredictable weather. Is your furnace prepared to keep you warm this year? Fall is a great time to tune-up your natural gas furnace, so it can get you through the winter and keep your home warm and toasty. Preventative maintenance on your furnace helps identify and

LEDs and Libations

These events are no cost and you are able to recycle your old incandescent and CFL bulbs with us. They can be working or burned out. We take every shape and size but we only have 9W Dimmable 2700K LEDs to provide in return. Also, you can bring as many bulbs as you want but

Toast to Taste

Sip, savor and enjoy an afternoon of craft brews and delicious food in the beautiful surroundings of Germantown Town Center Urban Park. Local breweries will be on hand to showcase their signature beers alongside specifically paired dishes. Each ticketed guest will receive a souvenir glass and an opportunity to toast and taste at all five

LEDs and Libations

These events are no cost and you are able to recycle your old incandescent and CFL bulbs with us. They can be working or burned out. We take every shape and size but we only have 9W Dimmable 2700K LEDs to provide in return. Also, you can bring as many bulbs as you want but

National Solar Tour

On October 5 & 6, 2019 and the surrounding weekends, hundreds of people who have gone solar across the nation will open their homes and businesses to engage their communities around the power of solar energy. 2019 National Solar Tour stats 854 individual solar open houses 79 locally-organized multisite solar tours 46 states with solar open houses and local tours

LEDs and Libations

These events are no cost and you are able to recycle your old incandescent and CFL bulbs with us. They can be working or burned out. We take every shape and size but we only have 9W Dimmable 2700K LEDs to provide in return. Also, you can bring as many bulbs as you want but

Energy Week at HHS

Health and Human Services Office of Home Energy Programs is hosting ENERGY WEEK at their offices at 1401 Piccard Drive, 4th Floor, in Rockville, MD. Stop by anytime between 8:30 – 4:30 pm to find out how to lower your utility bill, pay outstanding utility bills, and receive an energy kit. If you need help

Energy Roadshow

Energy Action Month is fast approaching and we don’t want you to be left on the side of the road when it comes to lowering your utility costs! The Energy Roadshow is your one stop event for all things energy related in the County. It is an open house setting and residents will be encouraged to

PRESS RELEASE: Energy Action Month, October 2019

October is Energy Action Month, but Montgomery County’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will spend more than four weeks spreading its messages to help protect the environment and lower energy costs. The opening event of the celebration will be on Saturday, Sept. 28, with the first of five free “Energy Roadshow” events at the Lincoln

Energy Week at Health and Human Services

What is Energy Assistance Week?  October is Energy Action Month and this year, we have decided to dedicate the first week to Energy Assistance. Qualifying residents are able to receive information and assistance to help pay and lower their utility bill costs. The Office of Home Energy Programs (OHEP) makes energy costs more affordable, prevents the loss

2019 Maryland Solar Congress

Saturday, September 14, 2019 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Homer S. Gudelsky Institute for Technical Education (GITE) 1264-1398 Hungerford Drive Rockville, MD 20850 RSVP today!   The 2019 Maryland Solar Congress brings together solar supporters from across the state to learn and discuss the current solar landscape and future for solar energy in Maryland. Breakfast and

BLAST OFF on the Energy Express this Summer!

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

Meet Charlotte Aitken, DEP Team Energy’s Summer Intern

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

Ribbon-cutting for Fitzgerald Auto Mall’s Solar Array in Gaithersburg

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

Celebrating Sustainable Corporate Leadership in Montgomery County

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

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

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