energy efficient

October 5, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Report: Maryland Ranks As Top 10 ‘Energy Efficient States’

For the eighth year in a row, the state of Maryland has received a top ten ranking in energy efficiency by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. The ACEEE’s annual report evaluates states on six areas including: appliance standards, buildings, combined heat and power (CHP), state government, transportation, and utilities. Maryland received a perfect score […]

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July 19, 2018 | Marisa Fried

Safeway Giving Out Free LED Light Bulbs in Exchange for Old Bulbs

Montgomery County residents have the chance to save money and energy this summer by trading in old incandescent or compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs for free LED light bulbs thanks to a program implemented by Safeway. Participants can bring as many bulbs as they have available to receive a maximum of three LED bulbs for […]

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February 22, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

photo of silver spring library under construction March 2

Silver Spring Library Earns LEED Gold Certification

The U.S. Green Building Council has awarded Montgomery County Public Libraries’ Silver Spring branch with its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold certification. “We are proud of our Silver Spring Library,” Parker Hamilton, director of Montgomery County Public Libraries, said. “Not only does our library provide a flexible and adaptable space to connect […]

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