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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1 & THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 2020

SILVER SPRING, MD

Hosted by

Montgomery County

Department of Environmental Protection &

USGBC National Capital Region

ABOUT

WHEN

Wednesday, April 1 & Thursday, April 2, 2020

WHERE

Silver Spring Civic Building

1 Veterans Place

Silver Spring, MD 20910

 

ABOUT THE SUMMIT

 

For the past six years and counting, the Montgomery County Energy Summit has annually offered cutting-edge education focused on the latest trends in commercial energy efficiency, renewable energy, and related issues in Montgomery County. Our core audience includes building owners, property managers, energy contractors, and other green building professionals working in the County and the larger DMV area.

 

For 2020, we are thrilled to announce that we are adding a second-day exploring energy in the residential sector, including relevant topics for developers, building operators, and residents. The theme for this year’s Summit is “A Path to Zero.” We will explore strategies, technologies, and case studies focused on the commercial, multifamily, and residential built environment that are moving the needle towards achieving the County’s ambitious climate goal of carbon neutrality by 2035.

The Summit will include a keynote presentation, breakout education sessions, an Expo Area featuring the latest in sustainable products and services, breakfast and lunch on both days, and a reception on Wednesday.

 

See images from last year's event - CLICK HERE>>

REGISTRATION FOR THE 2020 MONTGOMERY COUNTY ENERGY SUMMIT HAS NOT YET OPENED. PLEASE CHECK BACK IN JANUARY 2020.

 
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 2020 Montgomery County Energy Summit. The theme for this year’s Summit is “A Path to Zero.” We will explore strategies, technologies, and case studies focused on the commercial, multifamily, and residential built environment that are moving the needle towards achieving the County’s ambitious climate goal of carbon neutrality by 2035.

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

Net Zero Construction | Resilience & Climate Adaption | Emerging Technologies

Measurable & Successful Energy Management | Tenant Engagement | Innovative Financing Solutions

Design & Construction Best Practices | Case Studies

Applications are due by 5 pm EST on
December 13, 2019.
2019 AGENDA

The theme of the 2019 Montgomery County Energy Summit was "Focus on the Here & Now." This theme centered on solutions for existing buildings and reducing the impact of the current building environment. It also highlighted the business case for emerging technologies with proven results. Click on the education session names below for detailed descriptions. A full agenda with room locations is available here.

 

8:00 to 8:45 am

REGISTRATION & BREAKFAST

 

8:45 to 8:50 am

WELCOME

Remarks, Mark Bryan, Director, USGBC National Capital Region

 

8:50 to 9:05 am

OVERVIEW OF COUNTY SUSTAINABILITY PRIORITIES

Introduction, Adam Ortiz, Director, Montgomery County DEP

Remarks, Tom Hucker, Montgomery County Council

 

9:05 to 9:20 am

KEYNOTE REMARKS BY CHRIS PYKE

Senior Vice President, Product, Arc Skoru

Chris Pyke, Ph.D. is the Senior Vice President for Product for ArcSkoru, Inc. Prior to joining USGBC, Dr. Pyke was the Chief Strategy Officer for Aclima, Inc. the Chief Operating Officer for GRESB, B.V., and a physical scientist with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. He is a principal investigator for the Green Health Partnership, a 5-year applied research initiative supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Dr. Pyke has served in a number of advisory roles, including as a lead author for the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (Working Group III), chair of the US EPA Chesapeake Bay Program Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee, and co-chair of the U.S. Climate Change Science Program Interagency Working Group on Human Contributions and Responses to Climate Change. Dr. Pyke is on the faculty of the Urban and Regional Planning Program at Georgetown University. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Barbara and a B.S.  (Magna Cum Laude) from the College of William and Mary.​

9:20 to 9:30 am

REMARKS BY COUNTY EXECUTIVE MARC ELRICH

 

9:30 to 9:35 am

INTRODUCTION TO EXHIBITOR BOOTHS & EDUCATION SESSIONS

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

 

9:45 to 11:00 am

EDUCATION SESSIONS

Commercial Loans & Grants to Help You Go Solar in the DMV

Enhancing Your Efficiency with MD Utility Incentives: A Deep Dive into Select Programs

Saving Dollars & Educating: Energy Educational Leadership in Prince William & Montgomery County Schools

Existing Building Retro-Commissioning: Fundamentals & Case Studies

 

11:30 am to 12:30 pm

EDUCATION SESSIONS

Achieving DMV Climate Goals through Innovation: Green Banks, Building Codes, & other Regional Efforts

Deciphering the Data: Using Your Building's Story to Make Sustainability Gains

It's How You Get There: One Team's Journey to Achieving NZE

LEED v4.1 for Design & Construction Overview

 

12:30 to 1:30 pm

LUNCH & VENDOR BOOTH VISITS

Brief Lunch Presentation by Peter Gourlay, Vice President, RMI of Maryland

 

1:45 to 2:45 pm

EDUCATION SESSIONS

Making the Dollars Count by Counting Dollars: Innovative Financing for Green Buildings

Challenging the No: Finding Energy Efficiency Opportunities in Manufacturing Facilities

Efficient Buildings Create Efficient Communities

Targeting NZE in Existing Buildings: Practical Approaches to Using the Passive House Standard

 

3:00 to 4:00 pm

EDUCATION SESSION

An Inside Look at Unisphere, Silver Spring's First Zero-Net Energy Building

 

4:30 to 7:00 pm

NETWORKING HAPPY HOUR AT THE UNITED THERAPEUTICS' UNISPHERE

 
 
 
SPONSORSHIP & EXHIBITING

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.

 
 
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.