Hosted by: Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection & USGBC National Capital Region Wednesday, April 3, 2019 / Sliver Spring, Md

Aiming for Zero Waste: A Vision for Sustainable Materials Management in Montgomery County

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                                                                      ABOUT THE SUMMIT

For the past five years and counting, the Montgomery County Energy Summit has annually offered cutting-edge education focused on the latest trends in commercial energy efficiency, renewable energy, and related topics in Montgomery County.  Our core audience includes building owners, property managers, energy contractors, and other green building professionals working in the County and the larger DMV area.

This year’s event, which is themed “Focus on the Here & Now,” will include a keynote presentation, breakout education sessions, an Expo Area featuring the latest in sustainable products and services, breakfast and lunch, and a post-event reception. Our core audience includes building owners, property managers, energy contractors, and other green building professionals working in the County and the larger DMV area.

8:00 to 8:45 am REGISTRATION & BREAKFAST    8:45 to 8:50 am

WELCOME: Remarks, Mark Bryan, Director, USGBC National Capital Region

8:50 to 9:05 am: OVERVIEW OF COUNTY SUSTAINABILITY PRIORITIES : Introduction, Adam Ortiz, Director, Montgomery County DEP  Remarks, Tom Hucker, Montgomery County Council

9:05 to 9:20 am: KEYNOTE REMARKS BY CHRIS PYKE

Senior Vice President, Product, Arc Skoru

Chris Pyke, Ph.D. is the Senior Vice President for Product for ArcSkoru, Inc. Prior to joining USGBC, Dr. Pyke was the Chief Strategy Officer for Aclima, Inc. the Chief Operating Officer for GRESB, B.V., and a physical scientist with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. He is a principal investigator for the Green Health Partnership, a 5-year applied research initiative supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Dr. Pyke has served in a number of advisory roles, including as a lead author for the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (Working Group III), chair of the US EPA Chesapeake Bay Program Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee, and co-chair of the U.S. Climate Change Science Program Interagency Working Group on Human Contributions and Responses to Climate Change. Dr. Pyke is on the faculty of the Urban and Regional Planning Program at Georgetown University. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Barbara and a B.S.  (Magna Cum Laude) from the College of William and Mary.​

9:20 to 9:30 am: REMARKS BY COUNTY EXECUTIVE MARC ELRICH

9:30 to 9:35 am: INTRODUCTION TO EXHIBITOR BOOTHS & EDUCATION SESSIONS

Lindsey Shaw, Manager of Energy & Sustainability Programs, Montgomery County DEP

9:45 to 11:00 am: EDUCATION SESSIONS

Commercial Loans & Grants to Help You Go Solar in the DMV

Enhancing Your Efficiency with MD Utility Incentives: A Deep Dive into Select Programs

Saving Dollars & Educating: Energy Educational Leadership in Prince William & Montgomery County Schools

Existing Building Retro-Commissioning: Fundamentals & Case Studies

11:30 am to 12:30 pm: EDUCATION SESSIONS

Achieving DMV Climate Goals through Innovation: Green Banks, Building Codes, & other Regional Efforts

Deciphering the Data: Using Your Building’s Story to Make Sustainability Gains

It’s How You Get There: One Team’s Journey to Achieving NZE

LEED v4.1 for Design & Construction Overview

12:30 to 1:30 pm: LUNCH & VENDOR BOOTH VISITS

Brief Lunch Presentation by Peter Gourlay, Vice President, RMI of Maryland

1:45 to 2:45 pm

EDUCATION SESSIONS

Making the Dollars Count by Counting Dollars: Innovative Financing for Green Buildings

Challenging the No: Finding Energy Efficiency Opportunities in Manufacturing Facilities

Efficient Buildings Create Efficient Communities

Targeting NZE in Existing Buildings: Practical Approaches to Using the Passive House Standard

3:00 to 4:00 pm: EDUCATION SESSION

An Inside Look at Unisphere, Silver Spring’s First Zero-Net Energy Building

4:30 to 7:00 pm: NETWORKING HAPPY HOUR AT THE UNITED THERAPEUTICS’ UNISPHERE