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Author: MCGB Staff     Published: 1/22/2024    The Montgomery County Green Bank

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 Virtual Board of Directors Meeting

The Montgomery County Green Bank will be holding a Virtual Board of Directors Meeting on Wednesday, January 24, 2024, 1:30-4:30 PM. The public is permitted to attend this meeting.  If you would like to attend, please RSVP in advance to info@mcgreenbank.org. View the meeting agenda.
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 Naturally Latinos Conference

We are proud to be a sponsor of the 5th Naturally Latinos Conference, themed ‘Perteneciendo: Nuestras Raíces, Nuestra Tierra (Belonging: Our Roots, Our Earth).’

The conference will be held January 24-28, 2024, and aims to address the pressing needs and interests of the Latinx community while fostering a platform for national and international discussions. We are thrilled to support this initiative, fostering inclusivity, sustainability, and the celebration of diverse perspectives within the environmental sphere, and hope to see you there.

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 Market Series Event
Join us for an insightful Market Series event on Thursday, January 25, 2024, 4:00-6:00 PM. The event will focus on Climate Risk Management for Community Banks: Opportunities & Challenges. Our esteemed panelists will explore vital subjects such as climate risks within community bank portfolios, the potential in climate risk management, and beyond!This event is tailored for all local and regional banks, relationship managers, credit risk officers, loan officers, and underwriters in the Washington DC region.

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 St. Peter’s Solar Panel Dedication
Join us on Sunday, January 28, 2024, 11:30 AM-12:30 PM, for a momentous occasion as we celebrate the unveiling and dedication of St. Peter’s Church in Poolesville’s solar panel array! Followed by a free community lunch, it’s a perfect chance to gather and share our commitment to the environment. Reserve your spot now and be a part of this inspiring initiative that marks a significant step towards a greener future!
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 Mobilize Frederick’s Second Annual Climate Summit​
Join us at Mobilize Frederick’s Annual Climate Summit on February 2-3, 2024. This year’s Summit includes keynotes by state and local officials, legislative updates, and panels on green investing, agriculture and climate, data centers and climate goals, green schools, career opportunities, and building efficiency and electrification.Our CEO, Steve Morel, is honored to be a featured panelist at the event. You can catch the captivating discussion on “Green Investment” during his panel session on Friday, February 2.

Visit with dozens of exhibitors in the Exhibit Hall and attend a Breakout Session where you can meet the organizations and people who help you take action and become part of the solution.

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 Seeing Green: Financing Better Buildings​
Join us at Seeing Green: Financing Better Buildings on Thursday, February 8, 2024, 5:30-8:30 PM. The event features a learning and networking session focused on financing high-performing building improvements. It’s also an opportunity to honor market leaders and Hub supporters whose contributions make this work possible.
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See below for MCGB’s recent announcements.
 Rokas Beresniovas Joins The Greater Bethesda Chamber of Commerce Board
Rokas Beresniovas, Senior Director of Commercial Business and Investments at the Green Bank, was recently appointed as a Board Member for the Greater Bethesda Chamber of Commerce. The Executive Committee and Board of Directors of the Greater Bethesda Chamber are responsible for developing Chamber policies, procedures and regulations, monitoring financial performance and directing the Chamber’s programs.
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See below for MCGB’s recent blog posts.
 MCGB’s Unique Community Solar Projects Give Back to Faith-Based Organizations
Faith-based organizations have always been pillars of support and change in communities. Today, they are championing a new cause: community solar.In partnership with Montgomery County Green Bank (MCGB), these organizations are creating tangible outcomes with solar and community solar projects. They not only save on energy costs for their own organizations but are also able to lean into their deeper calling to help the broader community and protect the planet through environmental stewardship.

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 Celebrating the Impact of Subscribers to SharePower Community Solar at Paddington Square
A little over two years ago, Groundswell, Montgomery County Green Bank, and a host of local partners gathered to celebrate Montgomery County’s first community solar project built to serve low and moderate-income households. Since then subscribers to the community solar project at Paddington Square have made a profound difference for our community and the environment with SharePower™ by Groundswell community solar subscriptions.
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Online Resources and Events

Take advantage of these resources and webinars:

Residential Sales Practices

The MEA offers the following resources to assist solar installation companies and sales representatives with providing information for potential Maryland residential solar consumers:
  • Federal ITC: https://news.maryland.gov/mea/2022/10/11/federal-investment-tax-credit/
  • SREC Pricing: https://news.maryland.gov/mea/2022/10/11/future-srec-prices/
  • Electricity Cost Increase:  https://news.maryland.gov/mea/2022/10/11/residential-electricity-costs-in-maryland/

Clean Energy Solutions Webinar Archive
View the library of Clean Energy Solutions webinars for topics ranging from home appliance efficiency and benchmarking to breakthrough information on achieving energy savings.

New Buildings Institute Webinar Archive
View NBI’s archive of on-demand webinar recordings on topics including codes and policies to advance net zero to zero net carbon schools.

ENERGY STAR Recorded Webinars 
Learn about the latest ENERGY STAR residential programs about advanced energy efficiency in homes, or revisit your contractor trainings for Home Performance with ENERGY STAR to refresh requirements, objectives, and strategies.

Home Energy Score Training Webinars
Brush up on your Home Energy Score understanding with these webinars from the U.S. DOE’s Better Buildings Challenge.

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