October 7, 2020

Registration Open for 2020 Montgomery Energy Summit That Will Be Held Virtually Nov. 17-19

Registration is now open for the seventh annual Montgomery County Energy Summit, which will be held virtually due to the ongoing COVID-19 health pandemic. The Summit is scheduled for Tuesday-Thursday, Nov. 17-19. Sessions will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday and from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday. 

The Summit will be co-hosted by Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the U.S. Green Building Council National Capital Region (USGBC NCR). The theme for this year’s Summit is “A Path to Zero.” It will explore strategies, technologies and case studies focused on the commercial, multi-family and residential built environments that are helping the County achieve its ambitious climate goal of carbon neutrality by 2035.

The Energy Summit, which previously focused solely on promoting commercial energy efficiency and the use of clean energy in the County and the Washington, D.C.-Maryland-Virginia region, will use the expanded schedule to explore energy efficiency for both commercial buildings and residences. New for 2020 will be a second track of education sessions exploring energy in the residential sector. Topics will address energy needs for single-family and multi-family developers, building operators and County residents.

In its first six years, the Summit offered cutting-edge education focused on the latest trends in energy efficiency, renewable energy and related issues. Its core audience has included building owners, property managers, energy contractors and other green building professionals working in the County and the Delaware-Maryland-Virginia area.

Registration is $75 for access to the full slate of education sessions and virtual networking events. Single-day tickets are $40 for Day 1 and $25 for Day 2 and Day 3. Access to the virtual Energy Roadshow is free.

The Summit will include keynote remarks, breakout education sessions, a virtual Expo Area featuring the latest in sustainable products and services, an online networking session and a virtual Energy Roadshow.

In-depth workshops will be held on innovative energy projects, renewable energy technologies, sustainable building strategies and County and other regional energy efficiency programs.

The virtual Energy Roadshow on Thursday, Nov. 19, will address all things energy-related in the County, including home comfort, avoiding scams, ENERGY STAR devices, electric vehicles, renewable energy and how to pay for home upgrade projects. It will have an open house setting for residents to learn and explore online.

To register, view the full schedule, and learn more, visit the event’s website at www.MCEnergySummit.org. Questions may be emailed to energy@montgomerycountymd.gov.