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Montgomery County Climate Updates

April 5, 3:15 to 4:15 pm

Silver Spring Civic Building, Great Hall, & Online

Approved for 1.0 general GBCI CE & 1.0 AIA LU



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

Bryan Bomer, Sustainability, Energy and Mechanical Manager, Montgomery County DPS

Chris Brown, Chief, Office of Energy and Sustainability, Montgomery County DGS

Emily Curley, Building Energy Performance Programs Manager, Montgomery County DEP

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




Across Montgomery County government departments, work is underway to establish policies and programs outlined in the Climate Action Plan to meet our emissions reductions goals of 80% by 2027 and 100% by 2035. The County’s Climate Change Officer will provide an overview and update on climate planning and work plans. The Department of Permitting Services will discuss ambitious green construction and building codes and key changes for developers to be aware of. The Department of Environmental Protection will discuss the new electric vehicle purchasing co-op to address emissions in the transportation sector as well as Building Energy Performance Standards which will reduce emissions in existing public and private buildings. Finally, the Department of General Services will discuss innovative projects underway to save energy, add renewable energy, and improve resilience to County-owned buildings.

Learning Objectives

  1. Learn about Montgomery County’s climate plan and strategies to reach 80% reduction by 2027 and 100% by 2035.

  2. Understand building sector strategies for public and private buildings to reduce carbon emissions in existing buildings.

  3. Learn about transportation programs to transition to electric vehicles.

  4. Learn about Montgomery County building codes for new construction.


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