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APRIL 5-6, 2022

In-person in Silver Spring, MD & Online

Hosted by

Montgomery County

Department of Environmental Protection

In partnership with

USGBC National Capital Region

ABOUT

WHEN

April 5-6, 2022

WHERE

April 5 - Online and In-person at the Silver Spring Civic Building

(1 Veterans Plaza Silver Spring, MD)

April 6 - Online

ABOUT THE SUMMIT

 

 

Over the past eight years, the annual Montgomery County Energy Summit has offered cutting-edge education focused on the latest trends in green building, energy efficiency, renewable energy, and related commercial, multifamily, and residential topics in Montgomery County. Our target audience includes building owners, property managers, developers, energy contractors, and other sustainability professionals working in Montgomery County and the larger DMV area. This event typically attracts 300+ attendees, speakers, and exhibitors.

 

We are thrilled to announce that our 2022 Summit will be a hybrid in-person and digital event! On April 5, attendees will be able to join us in person at the metro-accessible Civic Building in downtown Silver Spring or online. Those attending in person will have access to our exhibitor area, featuring leading energy related products and services, and will be able to participate in our first ever Electric Vehicle Ride & Drive Event, hosted by DARCARS Automotive Group and featuring the newly released Polestar and other vehicle models. The day will end with an in-person networking happy hour at the Civic Building.

On April 6, educations sessions will be offered online, followed in the late afternoon by an in-person reception at The Pearl, an innovative, LEED Gold luxury apartment building in downtown Silver Spring.

 

This year’s Summit will focus on Innovation in three topic areas: Technology Implementation, Policy & Program Design, and Creativity in Financing Projects. We will explore strategies, technologies, and case studies focused on spurring cutting-edge sustainable solutions for the commercial, multifamily, and residential built environment. All education sessions will be approved for GBCI and AIA continuing education credits. Both days will include keynote and plenary speakers. On April 5, our keynote will be Anthony Stahl, President of Adventist White Oak Medical Center, who will address our Summit focus from the perspective of the healthcare sector. On April 6, Katie Rothenberg, Vice President of Sustainability for The Tower Companies will be our keynote, and will speak from the perspective of Montgomery County's growing multifamily sector.

Disclaimer: Due to the uncertainty of the pandemic, the event organizers reserve the right to shift to an all-virtual event for the safety of our attendees, depending on the public health situation.

See the agenda >>

You can access all education sessions from the 2021 Montgomery County Energy Summit online hereAccess to the 2021 sessions is free for 2021 attendees using their code and Education@USGBC subscription holders. Access can be purchased $45.

COST

Full Summit Admission (in-person Day 1, online Day 2) - $85

Full Summit Admission (online both days) - $85

 

Event pre-registration for those planning to attend in-person on April 5 will close on April 4 at noon. Onsite registration will be $95.

Registration for those planning to attend both days online will close April 5 at 8 am.

 
 
CALL FOR PROPOSALS

The Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the Montgomery County Committee (MCC) of USGBC National Capital Region (USGBC NCR) invite proposals for educational presentations at their 2022 Montgomery County Energy Summit. This year's Summit will focus on Innovation in three education track areas: Technology Implementation, Policy & Program Design, and Creativity in Financing Projects.

Potential topics for presentations include, but are not limited to, the following:

TECHNOLOGY

  • Emerging technologies, such as energy storage and microgrids

  • Embodied carbon and life-cycle analysis

  • Design/construction best practices and materials

POLICY & PRACTICES

  • Innovative policy and program design

  • Building Performance compliance strategies

  • Forward-thinking building codes and certifications

  • Implementation strategies for effective sustainability practices (for example, LEED O+M v4.1)

FINANCE

  • Innovative financing solutions for green projects

  • Cost-effective net zero strategies in building construction

OTHER TOPICS

  • Case studies on single-family residential, multifamily, K-12 campus, or energy-intensive buildings

  • Tenant engagement success stories

  • Communicating your resiliency success story

OUR CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR THE 2022 MONTGOMERY COUNTY ENERGY SUMMIT IS NOW CLOSED. SIGN UP FOR THE USGBC NCR OR MONTGOMERY COUNTY DEP NEWSLETTERS TO BE NOTIFIED OF OUR CFP NEXT YEAR.

 
 
SCHOLARSHIPS

We are pleased to be able to offer a limited number of scholarships to this event for students, emerging professionals, and community members. Applications are due March 9, 2022. Please click below to apply, and contact us with any questions.

THE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION PROCESS IS NOW CLOSED

AGENDA

The 2022 Montgomery County Energy Summit will focus on innovation in three topic areas: Technology Implementation, Policy & Program Design, and Creativity in Financing Projects. Each education session will be approved for GBCI and AIA continuing education credits.

The Summit will include breakout education sessions, keynotes, plenary speakers, in-person networking happy hours, and an in-person expo hall featuring energy-related products and services. Please check back for the full schedule.

 

TUESDAY, APRIL 5

Online & at the Silver Spring Civic Building (doors open at 8:00 am)

Expo: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

DARCARS Automotive Group Electric Vehicle Ride & Drive: 9:30 am to 5:30 pm

8:00 to 9:00 am

REGISTRATION & BREAKFAST

 

9:00 to 9:45 am

WELCOME & OPENING SPEAKERS

Welcome, Terrie Clifford, Associate Director, U.S. Green Building Council

Adriana Hochberg, Climate Change Officer and Acting Director, Montgomery County DEP

Marc Elrich, Montgomery County Executive

Congressman John Sarbanes, U.S. House of Representatives

Julie Wolfington, Energy and Sustainability Leader, Boland

Keynote remarks, Dr. Anthony Stahl, President, Adventist Healthcare White Oak Medical Center

Lindsey Shaw, Energy and Sustainability Programs Manager, Montgomery County DEP

 

10:15 to 11:15 am

EDUCATION SESSIONS

Going Beyond Net Zero in the Nation's Capital - DCPS, Sustainability and Wellness

Letters from the Frontline - BEPS Compliance in Action

Why Montgomery County is One of the Best Markets for Solar PV

11:45 am to 12:45 pm

EDUCATION SESSIONS

BEPS - Ready or Not Here We Come: Resilience Strategies for Small Businesses

Clean Air vs Energy Use - What We've Learned Since COVID

Zero Energy Strategies for Residential Design and Construction

12:45 to 1:45 pm

LUNCH & EXPO BOOTH VISITS

1:45 to 2:45 pm

EDUCATION SESSIONS

The Wheaton Revitalization Project: Designing Maryland's First LEED v2009 Platinum Government Office Building

Multi-Family = Efficiency + Funding + Green

Leveraging IoT Sensor Deployments to Optimize IAQ, Energy and Facilities Management

3:15 to 4:15 pm

CLOSING REMARKS & EDUCATION SESSION

Montgomery County Climate Updates

4:15 to 6:00 pm

NETWORKING HAPPY HOUR AT SILVER SPRING CIVIC BUILDING

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6

Online only

 

9:00 to 9:45 am

WELCOME & OPENING SPEAKERS

Welcome, Terrie Clifford, Associate Director, U.S. Green Building Council

Jennifer Gunby, State and Local Advocacy Manager, U.S. Green Building Council

Meaghan Trentacost, Senior Energy Engineer, Boland

Senator Chris Van Hollen, U.S. Senate

Congressman John Sarbanes, U.S. House of Representatives

Congressman David Trone, U.S. House of Representatives

Keynote remarks, Katie Rothenberg, Vice President of Sustainability, The Tower Companies

Lindsey Shaw, Energy and Sustainability Programs Manager, Montgomery County DEP

10:00 to 11:00 am

EDUCATION SESSIONS

What's Next for Refrigerant Management? Big Changes Coming to Your Next Project

Innovative Solar Solutions for Nonprofits

Beyond Passive House - Operational and Embodied Carbon

11:15 am to 12:15 pm

EDUCATION SESSIONS

Heat Pump Retrofit Primers for Multifamily Buildings

What Makes Public Sector Projects Successful Can Work for CRE

Rising to the Clean Energy Workforce Challenge in the Washington Metropolitan Area

12:15 to 1:15 pm

LUNCH

1:15 to 2:15 pm

EDUCATION SESSIONS

The Easy Road Map to Efficiency

Valuing Home Performance: Barriers and Successes in Advancing High-Performing Homes

Innovations in Energy Efficiency Surveys Pioneered by Capital Region Students

2:30 to 3:45 pm

CLOSING REMARKS & EDUCATION SESSION

Rescuing the Rescuers: Microgrid-enabled Resilience for Montgomery County's Public Safety Headquarters

 

 

5:30 to 7:00 pm

NETWORKING RECEPTION AT THE PEARL IN DOWNTOWN SILVER SPRING

 
 
 
SPONSORSHIP

Show your support for sustainability and reach a target audience of

green building professionals and energy specialists as a Montgomery County Energy Summit sponsor. Contact us for more information.

SPONSORS
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Gigawatt

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Electric Vehicle Ride & Drive Sponsor

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Day 2 Reception Sponsor

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Waste Reduction Sponsor

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ABOUT MONTGOMERY COUNTY
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION (DEP)

The mission of the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is to enhance the quality of life in our community by protecting and improving Montgomery County's air, water, and land in a sustainable way while fostering smart growth, a thriving economy, and healthy communities.

ABOUT
USGBC NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION

Part of the U.S. Green Building Council's large network helping to advance sustainable places to live and work nationwide, USGBC National Capital Region is working to make green, healthy, and resilient buildings a reality for all in the greater Washington, DC area. 

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