March 30, 2022

County Executive Elrich to Address 2022 Energy Summit on Tuesday, April 5

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich will be among the featured speakers at the 2022 Montgomery County Energy Summit, which will be held from Tuesday, April 5, through Wednesday, April 6, at the Silver Spring Civic Building. This year’s Summit will focus on innovation in the areas of Technology Implementation, Policy and Program Design and Creativity in Financing Projects.

The Silver Spring Civic Building is located at 1 Veterans Plaza in Downtown Silver Spring.

The Summit will be a hybrid in-person and digital event. Participants can attend in-person activities, or view them virtually, on April 5. Sessions to be offered online on April 6.  County Executive Elrich will speak during the morning plenary on Tuesday morning.

The Summit is co-hosted by Montgomery County’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the US Green Building Council National Capital Region (USGBC NCR).

Now in its ninth year, the Energy Summit offers strategies, technologies and case studies focused on improving sustainability in the commercial, multifamily and residential built environment.

County Executive Elrich’s remarks will address the County’s efforts to implement its Climate Action Plan, to better adapt to the changing climate and funding priorities to combat the climate emergency.

“Over the past month, we have watched how our dependence on non-renewable resources is bad for our wallets, our economy, and national security – this is an important time to host our annual Energy Summit,” said County Executive Elrich. “I am proud that Montgomery County has set one of the most ambitious climate goals in the country—eliminating greenhouse gas emissions by 2035. However, we need everyone’s help in achieving this goal. The Energy Summit is an opportunity for Montgomery County and the building community to come together to discuss climate and energy strategies that will get us to our goals. If you are a resident or business committed to combating climate change and understanding the future of energy, please register to attend.”

The Summit’s target audience includes building owners, property managers, developers, energy contractors, residents interested in green building and sustainability professionals working in Montgomery County and the larger Delaware-Maryland-Virginia area. The Energy Summit’s in-person attendance is expected to draw 300-350 attendees.

“USGBC’s National Capital Region Community is thrilled to partner again this with the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection to offer cutting-edge education focused on the latest trends in green building, energy efficiency, renewable energy, and related commercial, multifamily and residential topics,” said Terrie Clifford, USGBC NCR associate director. “Our missions align as Montgomery County uses a holistic approach to achieve its goal of net zero energy buildings and maintained alternative compliance pathways in its green code, including LEED certification as an accepted compliance path.”

This year’s Summit will host its first-ever “Electric Vehicle Ride and Drive” event on April 5, sponsored by DARCARS Automotive Group. It will feature the newly released Polestar and other electric vehicle models

“The beauty of the Energy Summit is that it brings the private sector, nonprofit groups, and local governments together to collaborate on climate and resilience planning efforts,” said Adriana Hochberg, Montgomery County climate change officer and acting director for the Department of Environmental Protection. “The Summit convenes expertise that will help develop solutions for green building and energy efficiency for our County and the region. We are proud to partner with the USGBC National Region to host this premier green building education and information event for another year.”

Online registration for those planning to attend the Summit in-person on April 5 will close on April 4 at noon. Onsite registration will be $95. Registration for the full Summit pass will include breakout education sessions, topical networking salons and in-person expo hall featuring energy-related products and services.

Education sessions will be approved for continuing education credits for Green Business Certification, Inc., and the American Institute of Architects.

To register and view the full schedule, visit the event’s website at Questions can be emailed to