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Montgomery County Energy Summit 2017

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Starts On - April 5, 2017 - 8:00am
Ends On - April 5, 2017 - 4:00pm
1 Veterans Plaza
Silver Spring , MD 20910

Register today for the 2017 Montgomery County Energy Summit, an annual event focused on commercial energy efficiency in the county, that's being co-hosted by the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and USGBC National Capital Region's Montgomery County Branch Committee.

Topics include: the future of resiliency in the county / innovative and tested energy project case studies / new energy financing opportunities / net-zero building strategies / green building codes / renewable energy technologies, such as community solar

Who should attend? Montgomery County building owners, property managers, energy contractors working in the county, young professionals in the energy field, or those who have an interest in sustainable commercial buildings.

Tickets — Early bird tickets can be purchased until March 16 for $25. After March 16, tickets are $35.

8-8:55 a.m.
Registration & breakfast
9-9:05 a.m.
Welcome & remarks: Mark Bryan, Director, USGBC National Capital Region
9:05-9:25 a.m.
Keynote: Fulya Kocak, Vice President, Environmental, Social, Governance Issues at the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT)
9:25-9:35 a.m.
Overview of County Council Priorities: Introduction by Mongtomgery County DEP Director Lisa Feldt and Remarks by Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner
9:35-9:40 a.m.
Introduction to exhibitor booths & breakout sessions to Dan Coffey, Therrien Waddell, USGBC National Capital Region Montgomery County Committee Chair
9:45-10:45 a.m. Montgomery County Green Bank: The Latest and Greatest
The County’s Green Bank is laying the foundation for expanding clean energy, and residents and businesses are excited to see what programs will be available.
Green Commercial Real Estate Appraisals
What commercial building upgrades truly add resale value? This course includes case studies, best practices, and the history of the appraisal industry in considering energy efficiency in their valuations of commercial properties.
Building to Net-Zero: Construction Strategies
Want to go net-zero? Learn about green projects with the best value for net-zero buildings and associated paybacks in your high-performing project.
11 a.m.-12 p.m. Demystifying Green Building Codes in Montgomery County
Learn how the International Green Construction Code, LEED, and other building standards will affect green building in Montgomery County. This session will also cover what's on the horizon for sustainable building codes.
Expansion of EVs in the County
Electric vehicles are taking the DC region by storm. Learn how commercial/multifamily owners can help expand EV infrastructure in Montgomery County through installations and purchases.
Show Me the Green: Paying for Net-Zero and Getting It Built
If you're ready to build a net-zero building but wondering how to pay for it, this is the session for you! Learn about available tax incentives for net-zero buildings, how best to incorporate triple-bottom line into your project, and hear from a building owner who's actually built to net-zero.
12-1 p.m.
Lunch & vendor booth visits
12:45-1 p.m.
Lunch presentation: Pepco C&I Energy Savings Program
1:15-2:15 p.m. Where we are with Community Solar in Maryland
Community solar has come to Maryland—what does that mean for Montgomery County? Learn more about community solar, program details, and how to get involved.
Montgomery County C-PACE Update
This session highlights owners and contractors using C-PACE in Montgomery County for energy efficiency projects. Hear experiences and lessons learned during Maryland’s first C-PACE project.
Introducing USGBC’s ARC Platform
USGBC launched the Arc platform in December 2016—during this session, we’ll provide an in-depth look at the tool, as well as a live demonstration of how it works.
2:20-2:30 p.m.
Closing Remarks: Isiah Leggett, Montgomery County Executive
2:30-3:45 p.m.
Closing Plenary Panel: The Future of Green Building and Resiliency in Montgomery County

How can the commercial building community prepare for climate change impacts? Learn about different programs, case studies, and technologies available to make buildings more resilient.
4-5:30 p.m.
USGBC Emerging Professionals Networking Happy Hour