Tag Archive: energy

FeBREWary 2021!

Guess what’s brewing? For the entire month of FeBREWary, we will be visiting local OUTDOOR breweries to bring you socially distant ways to swap out old, inefficient bulbs. Why? Because we want you to be able to spend more money at local breweries this month and all year round and one way to do that

Smart Thermostats

Interested in lowering your heating and cooling bills? Programmable and smart thermostats could be the answer! Learn about the benefits of installing a programmable or smart thermostat as well as incentives like rebates through the Empower Maryland program. Additionally, you’ll learn how smart thermostats can be integrated into your smart home and controlled through apps

MD Solar Democracy & Equity Collaborative

Montgomery County declared a climate emergency in 2017. With this declaration, the county pledged to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by 2027. It plans to achieve 100% elimination of emissions by 2035.I’d like you to join us to learn about a policy to help the county meet these goals. Solar United Neighbors is hosting

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

Introducing the #MontgomeryPlogs Wacky Wednesdays Challenge!

What a better way to wrap up a WACKY year! Let’s wrap up 2020 with some wacky plogging fun! In honor of the wacky year and all the wacky finds and wacky ways folks and pets are participating – yes, pets – Montgomery Energy Connection is adding Wacky Wednesdays to the Plogging FUN! Did you

FeBREWary is BACK!!!

Guess what’s brewing? For the entire month of FeBREWary, we will be visiting local OUTDOOR breweries to bring you socially distant ways to swap out old, inefficient bulbs. Why? Because we want you to be able to spend more money at local breweries this month and all year round and one way to do that

COVID Aid Package Makes Initial Commitment to a Clean Energy Recovery

Press Release reprinted from Solar Energy Industries Association® (SEIA) Monday, Dec 21 2020 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congress has passed broad end-of-year legislation that includes significant benefits for solar energy. The full legislative package combines a $900 billion COVID-19 relief package and an omnibus spending bill for 2021 with tax extenders and energy policy changes. The legislation

Solar for Condo Associations

Local Condo Associations are pursuing innovative financing to support energy efficiency, renewable energy and other clean energy investments in their operations and communities. Participate this special webinar to learn about exciting advancements Solar PV and Solar Financing! The Montgomery County Green Bank is partnering with Ipsun Solar to provide an overview of Solar for Condo

A Portion of Former Landfill To Be Transformed into a Solar Energy Project

Montgomery County moves another step closer toward meeting the ambitious goal of eliminating greenhouse emissions by 2035 with an innovative partnership that will provide reliable clean energy for low-to-moderate income households and County Government. Ameresco, an energy efficiency and renewable energy company, will build three solar arrays on approximately 16 acres of underutilized County-owned land

Tech & Energy (Spanish)

¿Tiene curiosidad sobre cuáles aparatos domésticos usan la mayor cantidad de energía y qué puede hacer para reducir su uso de energía? En esta presentación, usted aprenderá sobre los usuarios peores de energía en la casa y qué puede hacer para gastar menos energía. Vamos a discutir medidores kill-a-watt, cuales le dirán cuánta energía está

Middle School Student Started a Plogging Group

My name is Joaquin Contreras Rushing, I go to Silver Spring International Middle School. When I was biking on Sligo Creek, I saw signs for the #MontgomeryPlogs Challenge. My family and I usually join the Creek Clean-up but that’s only twice per year so I wanted to do something more often to help keep our

Solar United Neighbors Screening of Jonathan Scott’s Power Trip!

What do you, HGTV’s Jonathan Scott, and Solar United Neighbors all have in common? We all want more people to have access to solar! In his new documentary, which recently premiered on PBS, Property Brothers star Jonathan Scott set out to learn about the barriers that keep people from going solar. You might be surprised

Partners in Energy: Senior Planet Montgomery

One person can make a difference and this series profiles a leader, advocate, or resident who is dedicated to improving energy efficiency and helping the county realize its goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 100% by the year 2035. Find out more about them in their own words. This installment highlights Senior Planet Montgomery’s

Gift Greener Event

Find out how to help your friends and family lower their utility bills this holiday season – attend the Gift Greener Energy $aving$ Zoom event on December 3rd from 5:30 – 7:00 pm and hear from professionals about gifts you can purchase or things you can do yourself to keep money in your pocket. Topic:

Smart Thermostats (Spanish)

¿Le interesa reducir sus facturas de la calefacción y el enfriamiento? ¡Termostatos programables e inteligentes pueden ser el respuesta! Aprenda sobre los beneficios de instalar un termostato programable o inteligente, tanto así incentivos cómo reembolsos con el programa de Empower Maryland. Adicionalmente, usted aprenderá como los termostatos inteligentes pueden ser integrados a su hogar inteligente

Leaders in Energy’s Annual Four Generations Awards

Four Generations 2020 Awards Celebration Join us for our 7th Annual Four Generations of Leaders in Clean Energy & Sustainability Solutions Awards Celebration. Get inspired by our multigenerational awardees and meet intriguing new friends who care as much as you do about clean energy and sustainability, locally and globally, who love to talk and act

Online Bill Pay (Spanish)

¡Nunca tenga que escribir un cheque a su compañía de utilidad! En esta presentación usted aprenderá cómo configurar su cuenta en línea con su compañía de utilidad y explorar sus muchas ventajas, incluyendo pago de factura en línea y pago con una tarjeta de crédito o desde su cuenta bancaria. Usted también aprenderá cómo mejor

Plogging Along with The Green Elf of Takoma Park

Perhaps you’ve seen signs along near the trail and parkway intersections about plogging. Have you ever wondered what it is or how to actually do it? What the Plog?  Plogging is combining jogging – or even walking or biking – with picking up litter. Although it is relatively new here in the U.S., it started

Lighting & Smart Bulbs (Spanish)

¿Abrumada sobre las opciones de bombillas disponibles? Esta presentación le dará una revisión de términos frecuentes de la iluminación como vatios y lúmenes watts y explicará las diferencias entre los muchos tipos de bombillas que están en el mercado. Usted aprenderá cuál bombilla ofrece lo más en términos de eficacia de energía que le ayudará

What to Expect from a Virtual QHEC

Crystal Faison, owner of Shepherd Energy, will present this event on both VHECs and QHECs, the differences between the two, the measures a customer may be eligible for, etc.

Make Energy Cents (Spanish)

¿Está buscando maneras de reducir su factura de utilidad y ahorrar el dinero para su bolsillo? ¡La conexión de Montgomery de energía puede ayudar! Esta presentación le da la introducción al sitio web nuevo del Condado, http://www.MontgomeryEnergyConnection.org. Le brindará información confiada y útil para manejar y bajar sus gastos y consumo de energía. Usted aprenderá

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

CLASS: Electricity: Save Money and Help Stop Climate Change!

Class: “Electricity: Save Money and Help Stop Climate Change!” Topics: How to buy “green” electricity generated by wind power How to subscribe to a community solar project How to earn subsidies from Empower Maryland to increase home energy efficiency How simple, everyday habits can reduce electricity consumption How electric vehicles can reduce transportation costs and carbon

Solar Permit Success Webinar

Join Montgomery County’s Department of Permitting Services to learn about the new solar setback requirements in the 2018 International Residential Code. Meet Tyler Mosman, DPS’s senior engineer, who will be discussing Montgomery County’s interpretation of pathways as well as identifying common reasons residential solar plans are held up in permit review. Stick around after the

Lighting& Smart Bulbs

Overwhelmed by the options of lightbulbs available? This lecture reviews common lighting terminology like watts and lumens and explains the differences between the many types of bulbs currently on the market. You’ll learn which bulb offers the most in terms of energy efficiency that can help lower your utility bill. Additionally, we’ll explore the benefits

Lighting & Smart Bulbs

Overwhelmed by the options of lightbulbs available? This lecture reviews common lighting terminology like watts and lumens and explains the differences between the many types of bulbs currently on the market. You’ll learn which bulb offers the most in terms of energy efficiency that can help lower your utility bill. Additionally, we’ll explore the benefits

New Green Building Incentives: Working Together for Energy Efficiency

In 2018, Montgomery County DEP led a group of stakeholders to review the County’s green building property tax credit for commercial and multifamily buildings. The credit had been in place since 2006 and incentivized green building certifications similar to the LEED rating system. The stakeholder workgroup produced a report recommending updates and improvements, which were

Consumer Alert: Important Information on Retail Energy Suppliers

Maryland law gives consumers the right to choose a third-party energy supplier and give the suppliers the green light to market directly to consumers. Many of these companies make promises that switching from a public utility such as BG&E or PEPCO will save you money or help the environment by offering “cleaner energy.” These suppliers

Registration Now Open for 2020 Montgomery County Energy Summit

Register today for the 2020 Montgomery County Energy Summit! The seventh annual Montgomery County Energy Summit will focus on energy efficiency for commercial buildings and residential properties. This is a premiere energy event for building owners, property managers, energy contractors, residents, and other green building professionals working in the County and the larger DMV area.

15 in Fifteen Energy and Lawns Trivia Game

In celebration of Energy Awareness Month, October 2020, Montgomery Energy Connection will be hosting several 15 in Fifteen Trivia Games in partnership with the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection. What is 15 in Fifteen Trivia? It is fifteen questions in 15 minutes (about energy/other topics) in a fun, fast paced trivia game to get

15 in Fifteen Energy and Lawns Trivia Game

In celebration of Energy Awareness Month, October 2020, Montgomery Energy Connection will be hosting several 15 in Fifteen Trivia Games in partnership with the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection. What is 15 in Fifteen Trivia? It is fifteen questions in 15 minutes (about energy/other topics) in a fun, fast paced trivia game to get

15 in Fifteen Energy and Water Trivia Game

In celebration of Energy Awareness Month, October 2020, Montgomery Energy Connection will be hosting several 15 in Fifteen Trivia Games in partnership with the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection. What is 15 in Fifteen Trivia? It is fifteen questions in 15 minutes (about energy/other topics) in a fun, fast paced trivia game to get

How to Finance Solar for Common Ownership Communities

On October 20 at 6:30 pm the Montgomery County Green Bank and the Commission on Common Ownership Communities are delivering a webinar on solar PV to homeowners in Home Owner Association (HOA) communities. The webinar will help homeowners understand how solar PV works, how a system can be designed for a home in an HOA, and the

Energy Action Month Trivia

October is Energy Action Month and we are celebrating with a Montgomery Energy Connection Trivia Session. What better way to test your energy knowledge and learn some tips and tricks on how to lower your utility costs. Come learn how energy is connected to recycling, water, lawns, and trees.

15 in Fifteen Energy and Water Trivia Game

In celebration of Energy Awareness Month, October 2020, Montgomery Energy Connection will be hosting several 15 in Fifteen Trivia Games in partnership with the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection. What is 15 in Fifteen Trivia? It is fifteen questions in 15 minutes (about energy/other topics) in a fun, fast paced trivia game to get

15 in Fifteen Energy and Trees Trivia Game

In celebration of Energy Awareness Month, October 2020, Montgomery Energy Connection will be hosting several 15 in Fifteen Trivia Games in partnership with the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection. What is 15 in Fifteen Trivia? It is fifteen questions in 15 minutes (about energy/other topics) in a fun, fast paced trivia game to get

Pathways to Success: A guide to solar installation setback requirements

Join Montgomery County’s Department of Permitting Services on Thursday October 15th to learn about the new solar setback requirements in the 2018 International Residential Code. Meet Tyler Mosman, DPS’s senior engineer, who will be discussing Montgomery County’s interpretation of pathways as well as identifying common reasons residential solar plans are held up in permit review.

Online Bill Pay

Never write a check to your utility company again! In this lecture, you’ll learn how to set up an online account with your utility company and explore its many advantages, including automatic bill pay and paying with a credit card or from your bank account. You’ll also learn how to better understand your bill using

15 in Fifteen Energy and Trees Trivia Game

In celebration of Energy Awareness Month, October 2020, Montgomery Energy Connection will be hosting several 15 in Fifteen Trivia Games in partnership with the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection. What is 15 in Fifteen Trivia? It is fifteen questions in 15 minutes (about energy/other topics) in a fun, fast paced trivia game to get

21 Useful Tips to Save Energy During Coronavirus

This article was written by Peter Earl, from the Energy Team and first published by Compare the Market on October 13, 2020. Great tips that we wanted to share with you this year. COVID energy-saving tips During the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve been spending a lot more time cooped up inside. This has resulted in higher spending

All Things Zoom

Curious why Zoom has become everyone’s go-to video conferencing software? This lecture will go over how to use Zoom to chat with friends & family, and take virtual classes with Senior Planet! You’ll learn about useful Zoom features, whether you’re connecting with an iOS, Android, or Windows device. The lecture will also go over security

Fit Kit and LED Pop Up

“This fall, the County’s Residential Energy Program has partnered with local Senior Centers to celebrate “Active Aging Week”. This is a collaborative effort with MCDEP and the county senior centers to celebrate the change in season and reduce energy use in the home. Montgomery Energy Connection will be partnering with various senior centers to provide

Start Up!

Are you interested in becoming an entrepreneur? This lecture gives an overview of some important digital tools to help you get your online business up and running. Learn about e-commerce sites, how social media can help promote your business, and how you can use video chat platforms for services. We will also cover how to

15 in Fifteen Energy and Recycling Trivia Game

In celebration of Energy Awareness Month, October 2020, Montgomery Energy Connection will be hosting several 15 in Fifteen Trivia Games in partnership with the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection. What is 15 in Fifteen Trivia? It is fifteen questions in 15 minutes (about energy/other topics) in a fun, fast paced trivia game to get

Fit Kit and LED Pop Up

“This fall, the County’s Residential Energy Program has partnered with local Senior Centers to celebrate “Active Aging Week”. This is a collaborative effort with MCDEP and the county senior centers to celebrate the change in season and reduce energy use in the home. Montgomery Energy Connection will be partnering with various senior centers to provide

Fit Kit and LED Pop Up

“This fall, the County’s Residential Energy Program has partnered with local Senior Centers to celebrate “Active Aging Week”. This is a collaborative effort with MCDEP and the county senior centers to celebrate the change in season and reduce energy use in the home. Montgomery Energy Connection will be partnering with various senior centers to provide

Making 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

15 in Fifteen Energy and Recycling Trivia Game

In celebration of Energy Awareness Month, October 2020, Montgomery Energy Connection will be hosting several 15 in Fifteen Trivia Games in partnership with the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection. What is 15 in Fifteen Trivia? It is fifteen questions in 15 minutes (about energy/other topics) in a fun, fast paced trivia game to get

Fit Kit and LED Pop Up

“This fall, the County’s Residential Energy Program has partnered with local Senior Centers to celebrate “Active Aging Week”. This is a collaborative effort with MCDEP and the county senior centers to celebrate the change in season and reduce energy use in the home. Montgomery Energy Connection will be partnering with various senior centers to provide

National Solar Congress

Solar United Neighbors has hosted state congresses throughout the country. Now, we’re excited to bring together solar experts and supporters from across the nation for the first National Solar Congress. Virtual sessions will cover topics including how to go solar and what to do once you have solar, how to advocate for solar policies, the