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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

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