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MAY 4-6, 2021 | ONLINE

Hosted by

Montgomery County

Department of Environmental Protection &

USGBC National Capital Region

ABOUT

WHEN

May 4-6, 2021

WHERE

Online

ABOUT THE SUMMIT

 

For the past seven years and counting, the Summit has annually offered cutting-edge education focused on the latest trends in green building, energy efficiency, renewable energy, and related topics pertinent to commercial, multifamily, and residential projects 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. Last year’s virtual event brought out nearly 330 attendees.

This year's Summit will take place virtually May 4-6. The theme for 2021 is “Resiliency, from Building to Community.” We will explore strategies, technologies, and case studies focused on enhancing the resiliency of the commercial, multifamily, and residential built environment. Not only must we adapt to changing climate hazards in our buildings, but our economy and public health must become more resilient as well. Together, our community can adapt and become more resilient against changes to our regional and global climate, while striving to reach the County’s ambitious goal of zero carbon emissions by 2035.

The Summit will include breakout education sessions, a keynote panel, topical networking salons, interactive brown bag lunches. All education sessions will be approved for GBCI and AIA continuing education credits.

See last year's agenda >>

You can access all education sessions from the 2020 Montgomery County Energy Summit online hereAccess to the 2020 sessions is free for attendees using their code and Education@USGBC subscription holders. Access can be purchased $45.

COST

Full Summit Early Bird Pass (available until 4/9) - $70

Full Summit Pass (after 4/9) - $85

May 4th ONLY Pass - $45

May 5th ONLY Pass - $30

May 6th ONLY Pass - $30

Membership Special (full summit pass + 1-year individual local USGBC membership) - $175

 
 
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 2021 Montgomery County Energy Summit. The theme for this year’s Summit is "Resiliency, from Building to Community." We will explore strategies, technologies, and case studies focused on enhancing the resiliency of commercial, multifamily, and residential built environment in the context of local climate, energy, and carbon policies.

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

Resiliency & Climate Adaption | Emerging Technologies | Cost-effective Net Zero Strategies

Case Studies | Green Infrastructure | Embodied Carbon & Life-Cycle Analysis | Energy Security

Resiliency-focused building codes & certifications | Innovative Financing Solutions

Design & Construction Best Practices | Sustainable Single-family Homes

Communicating Your Resiliency Success Story

THE CALL FOR PROPOSALS IS NOW CLOSED.

AGENDA

The theme of the 2021 Montgomery County Energy Summit is "Resiliency, from Building to Community." We will explore strategies, technologies, and case studies focused on enhancing the resiliency of the commercial, multifamily, and residential built environment. The Summit will include breakout education sessions, a keynote panel, topical networking salons, and interactive brown bag lunches. The schedule below is subject to change.

Each education session below has been approved for 1.0 general GBCI CE and 1.0 AIA LU. Indicated sessions below have been approved for LEED-specific CEs or AIA LU|HSWs. Attendees to be able to earn up to 9.0 GBCI CEs and/or AIA LUs over 3 days. All sessions will be recorded, and attendees will be able to access courses that we have been approved to share after the event via the Education @USGBC platform.

TUESDAY, MAY 4

9:30 to 10:15 am

WELCOME & OPENING SPEAKERS

Welcome, Mark Bryan, Director, USGBC National Capital Region

Dave Hostetler, Controls & Solutions Sales Leader, and Julie Wolfington, Energy & Sustainability Leader, Boland

Lindsey Shaw, Manager of Energy & Sustainability Programs, Montgomery County DEP

Earl Stoddard, Director, Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security

Marc Elrich, Montgomery County Executive

Tom Hucker, Montgomery County Council President

William Ellis, Regional Vice President of Government and External Affairs for Pepco

U.S. Senator Ben Cardin of Maryland

U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen of Maryland

10:30 to 11:30 am

EDUCATION SESSIONS

Building Resilience in Montgomery County*

*approved for 1.0 AIA LU|HSW

Providing Hybrid Power Benefits to Commercial Buildings & Multifamily Affordable Housing

11:45 am to 12:30 pm

INTERACTIVE BROWN BAG LUNCH

Does Energy Modeling REALLY Bring Value to your Project?

Hosted by Willdan

12:45 to 1:45 pm

EDUCATION SESSIONS

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations & Community Transportation Resiliency

Hillandale Gateway Case Study: Large Scale Mixed Use/Multi-Family Passive House

2:00 to 3:00 pm

EDUCATION SESSIONS

We've Complied with the Benchmarking Law - Now What?

Setting the Table: Build Resilience into Integrative Process*

* approved for 1.0 LEED-specific CE for BD+C and Green Assoc. credential holders

3:00 to 4:00 pm

CLOSING PLENARY & NETWORKING SALON

WEDNESDAY, MAY 5

9:30 to 10:15 am

WELCOME & KEYNOTE PANEL

Welcome, Mark Bryan, Director, USGBC National Capital Region

Congressman John Sarbanes, serving Maryland’s 3rd District

Chris Pyke, Vice President of Product, ArcSkoru, Inc.

Keynote Panel: Resilience in the Built Environment

Panelists:

Maryland Secretary of the Environment Benjamin H. Grumbles

Dr. Mary Beth Tung, Director, Maryland Energy Administration

Kim Cheslak, Director of Codes, New Buildings Institute

Moderator: Honorable Katherine Hammack, Director of Special Projects, GBCI

10:30 to 11:30 am

EDUCATION SESSIONS

Upscaling Resiliency: From Buildings to the Re-Visioned Community

Moving Metro Toward Energy Efficiency & Resiliency

11:45 am to 12:30 pm

INTERACTIVE BROWN BAG LUNCH

Efficiency as a pathway to Small Business resiliency - Saving the environment while protecting your bottom line

Hosted by Pepco

12:45 to 1:45 pm

EDUCATION SESSIONS

Commissioning - It Doesn't Build Your Building, But It Makes It Better!

Resilient Retail Shopping Center: A Near Net Zero Experience

2:00 to 3:00 pm

EDUCATION SESSIONS

Post Occupancy Verification at the Unisphere - How Did We Do?

THURSDAY, MAY 6

9:30 to 10:15 am

COFFEE CHAT

10:30 to 11:30 am

EDUCATION SESSIONS

Health in Resilient Housing*

*approved for 1.0 AIA LU|HSW

Charging Towards Battery Adoption - Knowledge is Power

11:45 am to 12:30 pm

INTERACTIVE BROWN BAG LUNCH

Are We Measuring Carbon Correctly in the Built Environment?

12:45 to 1:45 pm

EDUCATION SESSIONS

Cultivating Resilience in Montgomery County Faith Communities

Natural Gas Solutions for an Energy Efficient & Resilient Montgomery County

2:00 to 3:00 pm

EDUCATION SESSION

Introductory Remarks, Adam Ortiz, Director, Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection

Preparing for Building Energy Performance Standards in Montgomery County

 
 
 
SCHOLARSHIPS

Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, we are able to offer a limited number of scholarships for government employees and current students.

 
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 or exhibitor.

Contact Mark Bryan, Director, USGBC National Capital Region, for more information.

 
SPONSORS
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PARTNERS
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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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