energy conservation

July 23, 2021 | Sarah Dilworth

Climate, Energy and Air Quality Advisory Committee Looking for Applicants

County Executive Marc Elrich wants to fill five vacancies on the Climate, Energy and Air Quality Advisory Committee. Looking to do more for Montgomery County’s climate, energy, and air quality? Volunteer for the Climate, Energy, and Air Quality Advisory Committee (CEAQAC)! Submit your application by August 6th #MCClimateAction #AirQuality #GivingBack. — Montgomery County […]

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July 21, 2021 | Sarah Dilworth

Elrich Proposes First of its Kind Energy-Reducing Bill

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich proposed a bill that could make the county the first in the nation to set a Building Energy Performance Standards (BEPS) policy that enforces a minimum energy use threshold for existing buildings. Bill 16-21 aims to expand the number of buildings covered by the county’s benchmarking law, according to a […]

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April 14, 2021 | Abby Espiritu

WalletHub Ranks Maryland As 2021’s 4th Greenest State

Maryland was ranked as the 4th most environmentally friendly state in a WalletHub report, “2021’s Greenest States,” released Wednesday in honor of the upcoming Earth Day. WalletHub determined the greenest states across the nation based on comparisons across three key dimensions: “Environmental Quality,” “Eco-Friendly Behaviors” and “Climate-Change Contributions.” Maryland ranked 7th, 5th, and 8th in […]

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April 7, 2021 | Abby Espiritu

County’s 2021 Energy Summit Early Registration Ends April 9

From May 4 through May 6, The Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) National Capital Region will be hosting the 2021 Montgomery County Energy Summit. The Summit’s annual purpose has been to offer education centered around green building, energy efficiency, renewable energy and related topics relevant to […]

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August 2, 2016 | Staff Writer

Amory Lovins Meets with Council T&E Committee on Net Zero Building Policies (VIDEO)

Net zero policies are those that incentivize or require buildings to produce enough energy on site to meet the needs of the building’s users. Recently, members of the Council’s Transportation and Environment Committee, heard from a national expert on net zero policies and learned how Montgomery County can be a part of this growing trend. […]

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March 17, 2013 | Staff Writer

Gaithersburg to Observe “Earth Hour”

The City of Gaithersburg will join communities across the globe in emphasizing the importance of energy conservation during Earth Hour on Saturday, March 23. However, because popular recreation and cultural programming at its facilities precludes an hour long observation on March 23, City officials will bring attention to the issue by holding a “minute of […]

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