DEP is Hiring! + Energy Summit, GreenFest, Local Stories and More

Montgomery County Energy News

Thursday, February 12

In this Issue:

MoCo Energy Summit Speakers and Schedule


Last week to register for the Montgomery County Energy Summit

The 2nd Annual Montgomery County Energy Summit is coming up on February 18th from 8:30am-2:00pm at the Hilton Rockville Hotel.


View the full schedule and register today!


Speakers include Councilmember Berliner, DEP Staff Michelle Vigen, and NIST senior researcher, Hunter Fanney.  We'll hear about net-zero energy home research at NIST and the latest energy programs from the County. The Summit will provide resources for building owners regarding the county's Benchmarking Law and ways to boost building energy performance. 

This event is hosted by the US Green Building Council-National Capital Region’s Montgomery County Branch and sponsors Pepco, Siemens, Washington Gas, Boland, and EnergyCAP. 



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Hiring! DEP seeks Energy Program Manager

We're hiring: Energy Program Manager

The Department of Environmental Protection seeks an Energy Program Manager to represent energy programs within the community, drive engagement and participation, and advance energy efficiency, clean energy generation, and emission reductions.  The Program Manager position will play a key role in the management and roll-out of energy programs for the community, including the recently passed Benchmarking Law, clean energy financing, and efforts to help commercial building owners access utility incentives and make energy improvements.  

As part of the newly-created Office of Sustainability, the ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic advocate of energy efficiency and clean energy, and bring experience successfully collaborating with diverse stakeholders to meet common energy goals.  

Applications are due on February 26, 2015. 

Job number IRC15900 - Apply at:  

Candidates should careful review the Helpful Hints on the County HR website.

Mark your calendars: GreenFest is coming!


Montgomery County GreenFest: March 28!

Bring the whole family to Silver Spring on March 28, 2015 from 11am-4pm and help make the first Montgomery County GreenFest a day to remember!


Join hundreds of your neighbors and local organizations to celebrate our amazing local environment and learn about the key role YOU play in keeping it healthy.

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Learn more about the Montgomery County GreenFest and plan for a fun-filled day with the whole family!


The Montgomery County GreenFest is a free event with something for everyone to enjoy.


Local News and Stories

Look here every month for a new story of what Montgomery County residents and businesses are doing to save energy and more!

For One Wheaton Restaurant, Incentives Made Efficiency a Reality

Hollywood East Cafe, in Wheaton, tells their story of how utility and County incentives helped them green their kitchen and operations.  From new appliances to reducing waste, their story shows how you can make those energy savings a reality!  Read about Hollywood East Cafe.



Third in our series of interviews with buildings that have benchmarked, we have enlisted Jessica Long from JBG Companies to share their story.  Hear how they use their benchmarking to help achieve their energy performance and LEED objectives.  Read about JBG's benchmarking efforts.


County seeks solar installer

Montgomery County Department of General Services is launching an effort to identify and install solar photovoltaic systems in and around Montgomery County facilities.  The DGS Office of Energy and Sustainability is specifically seeking a third party to install, own, operate and finance solar projects hosted on select County facilities. Learn more!

General Information

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Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection

Montgomery County Office of Energy and Sustainability (Dept. of General Services)

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Michelle Vigen

Department of Environmental Protection
Email or call 240-777-7749


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