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Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection to Host Montgomery County Energy Summit from April 15- 16; Registration Now Open for Innovation Alley

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, January 24, 2024

The Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will hold its 11th annual Montgomery County Energy Summit on Monday, April 15, and Tuesday, April 16, at the Silver Spring Civic Building. The summit is an opportunity for the commercial building community to prepare for compliance with energy benchmarking, building energy performance standards and emerging building codes. 

The Silver Spring Civic Building is located at 1 Veterans Pl. in Silver Spring, near the Silver Spring Metro Station. Event registration will open in mid-February.  

Montgomery County prioritizes sustainable initiatives, implementing policies and programs to drive the building sector toward an energy-efficient, low-carbon future, in alignment with the County’s climate action goals. The summit will explore requirements and provide hands-on learning opportunities and case studies from commercial and multifamily buildings.   


"I am proud to announce the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection Energy Summit 2024 will host commercial building leaders to shape sustainable policy and industry,” said County Executive Marc Elrich. “Together, we aim to foster a collective commitment to enhancing the quality of life in our community by addressing vital energy priorities. The summit promises to be a platform for dialogue and collaboration towards a sustainable future."  

 Energy Summit Agenda: 

  • Monday, April 15: Introductory sessions for newcomers, providing fundamental insights into energy efficiency and sustainable practices in the building sector. 
  • Tuesday, April 16: Geared toward industry professionals, offering in-depth discussions on new developments, evolving requirements and emerging opportunities in the environmental field. 

"Montgomery County continues to lead on energy efficiency, and this summit marks an important opportunity for collaboration and positive impact.” said DEP Director Jon Monger.  “This year's energy summit will bring together both newcomers and veteran leaders in the commercial building sector to advance our energy efficiency priorities and address important topics like energy efficiency, sustainable practices, changing requirements and new opportunities to continue enhancing our community's quality of life.” 

The summit will include "Innovation Alley" dedicated to showcasing cutting-edge products and services aimed at helping building owners improve energy performance, expand renewable energy use or reduce impact on the environment. We invite vendors to participate in this initiative, providing a unique opportunity to connect with industry leaders, potential clients and collaborators. DEP is actively recruiting vendors for the Innovation Alley. Companies that offer innovative solutions in energy efficiency, sustainable technologies or related services are encouraged to be part of this dynamic showcase. Interested vendors can apply here by Feb. 16 to be considered.

“Montgomery County is home to innovative and green businesses that lead the way on climate solutions. The Montgomery County Energy Summit presents an excellent opportunity to exchange insights on climate-friendly strategies and technologies,” said Sarah Kogel-Smucker, the climate change officer for Montgomery County. "I look forward to engaging with our area’s commercial building community as we work toward reaching our climate goals equitably while increasing economic prosperity.”  

To enhance the participant experience, the summit will launch its new website providing detailed event information, speaker profiles, registration details and updates on the Innovation Alley vendors. 

For more information about the event, email  

For more information about Montgomery County DEP, visit  

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Media contact: Cindy Peña, 202-875-1563, 

Release ID: 24-046
Media Contact: Nordea Lewis
Categories: Environment