Announcing the Plenary Speakers & Keynote Panel for the 2021 Montgomery County Energy Summit
The Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and USGBC National Capital Region (USGBC NCR) are pleased to announce our confirmed plenary speakers for the 2021 virtual Montgomery County Energy Summit, which will take place May 4-6. Speakers will make remarks related to this year's theme, "Resiliency, from Building to Community." Please see our posted agenda for information on when specific speaker remarks will take place.
Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich
Montgomery County Council President Tom Hucker
Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security Director Earl Stoddard, PHD, MPH, CEM
U.S. Senator Ben Cardin of Maryland
U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen of Maryland
Congressman John Sarbanes, serving Maryland’s 3rd District
Congressman David Trone, serving Maryland’s 6th District
William Ellis, Regional Vice President of Government and External Affairs for Pepco
Chris Pyke, Vice President of Product for ArcSkoru
Adam Ortiz, Director, Montgomery County DEP
Mark Bryan, Director of USGBC National Capital Region
Lindsey Shaw, Manager of Energy and Sustainability Programs for Montgomery County DEP
Plenary remarks on Wednesday, May 5 will be followed by a Keynote Panel on "Resilience in the Built Environment," scheduled from 9:40 to 10:15 am.
Keynote Panel Abstract: A decade ago, the concept of resilience was not part of the building industry’s vocabulary. Now, the concept of resilience has quickly become a dominant topic of conversation among local and national policymakers, real estate developers, and community organizations. The effects of climate change are being more widely experienced around the world and in the DMV region. While the number of educational programs, campaigns, conferences, and certifications promoting resilience have multiplied exponentially in recent years, we are now starting to see what resilience in the built environment looks like in practice. What are the leaders in building resilience doing now to turn planning into action? How can policymakers and building code developers catalyze market transformation? How has the pandemic reshaped our plans moving forward as we work to create resilient communities? Hear what actions policymakers and practitioners in the field are doing now to build community resilience, promote new strategies, and influence future resilient building design and operations.
Maryland Secretary of the Environment Benjamin H. Grumbles
Dr. Mary Beth Tung, Director for the Maryland Energy Administration
Kim Cheslak, Director of Codes for the New Buildings Institute
Moderator: Honorable Katherine Hammack, Director of Special Projects at GBCI