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Connect at Montgomery County Energy Summit's Interactive Brown Bag Lunches

Updated: May 3, 2021

Grab your lunch and join us from 11:45 am to 12:30 pm each day of the Montgomery County Energy Summit, May 4-6, for an interactive brown bag lunch. These topical lunches offer our attendees the opportunity to connect and participate in a discussion lead by a subject matter expert.

Check out the descriptions below. For the full event agenda, visit our event page. Registration is available here.

Tuesday, May 4, 11:45 am-12:30 pm


Does Energy Modeling REALLY Bring Value to your Project?


Deciding whether or not to utilize energy modeling when designing a building can be challenging. Take part in this discussion to share your experience and learn from others about the value of energy modeling. The brownbag will begin with a brief overview of utilizing energy models to achieve energy conservation goals alongside factors that drive energy use. A few perspectives about the value of energy modeling will be shared followed by discussion amongst attendees.


Andrew McCornack, Regional Director and Dana Kose, Project Executive at Willdan

Wednesday, May 5, 11:45 am-12:30 pm


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


The pandemic has wreaked havoc on small businesses across our region. Business owners have shown their resiliency by taking innovative approaches to keeping their doors open. Pepco’s Small Business Program provides additional aide to help owners improve their bottom line, while also showing their leadership in helping the environment. Join us to learn how the Small Business Program can help you save up to 70% off for upgrading to new energy efficient equipment.


Fran Phillips, Account Executive, and Christin Sun, Engagement Manager, TRC Companies

Thursday, May 6, 11:45 am-12:30 pm


Are We Measuring Carbon Correctly in the Built Environment?


You can’t manage what you don’t measure.

When it comes to carbon reductions from flexibility in demand generated through efficiency, demand response, electrification, and other changes to energy use, if we don’t measure carbon correctly, we will end up with policies and actions that don’t have the intended effect.

This presentation and discussion will address proper carbon accounting and goal setting so that we encourage energy usage that maximizes both customers' savings and both grid and GHG impacts. This means not just saving energy, but shifting it to align consumption with those periods of least cost and lowest carbon energy.

This presentation will also cover existing tools, resources, and market designs that you can implement today to drive the innovative scalable solutions we need to achieve our important goals, and reduce barriers many current prescriptive programs and policies create.


Matt Golden, CEO, Recurve

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