Please join the MD-PACE program at a number of sustainability and clean energy related events throughout the months of February and March!

2/5 MCEC’s 2020 Legislative Reception: Solving the Advanced Energy Puzzle: Solutions for Maryland

It is more important than ever that energy sector stakeholders pay attention as the pieces come together to make up the policy puzzle this session! Bring your solution to the table. Join MCEC at this networking forum to meet with legislators, key policy makers, and industry leaders.

Register here.

2/7 Montgomery County’s FeBREWary: Brews and Bulbs

It’s FeBREWary – How much energy does it take to brew a barrel of craft beer?  Find out the answer and other energy saving tips at our Brews and Bulbs event. Additionally, residents are encouraged to bring their old incandescent and CFL bulbs to the event to swap them for LED bulbs. You can bring as many bulbs as you like to the event but there is a 3-4 bulb maximum per person for new LEDs. Other dates available at MyGreenMontgomery

No need to register, but learn more here.

2/7 USGBC’s Webinar: The Ultimate Guide to Understanding Scoring in Arc

Arc’s scoring methodology is unlike any other in the world because it is the only building scoring methodology that can balance multiple dimensions simultaneously. For example, we know that for energy performance, using less energy is better. But energy usage alone doesn’t tell us the whole story about energy performance- we also have to factor in building size, building type, occupancy, and outside factors like weather. We’re using this unique method of scoring using multiple dimensions to enable you to determine how your projects is performing in sustainability, health, and finance and find ways to improve. In this session, we’ll reveal the inner workings of how we determine the Arc score. From here, you’ll be able to better understand your score, what that score means, and apply that knowledge to improve the performance of your project.

Register here.

2/11 DC’s BEPS and Strategic Energy Management Planning for Facility Managers

Interested in learning more about DC’s Building Energy Performance Standard and what you need to do to avoid fines (while saving money on utilities) and keep your building in compliance? Join CCIFMA and USGBC-NCR on February 11th, 2020 for an education session geared toward facility managers introducing DC’s historic new building energy performance standard, strategic energy management planning processes that can help you prepare, and a local case study of successful implementation.

Register here.

2/20 USGBC NCR’s High Performance Hospitality on the Beltway: Tour Home2Suites Silver Spring

Join USGBC-NCR on February 20th for a panel and tour of the new LEED Platinum certified Home2Suites by Hilton in Silver Spring! Experts from the Duffie Companies and HOK will present on how they conceptualized, designed, built and operate a super-efficient hotel right on the Capital Beltway.

Register here.

2/20 ULI Baltimore’s Content Before Cocktails: Ministry of Brewing

The 70,000-square-foot former St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church near Patterson Park was recently converted into a brew pub and apartment complex. This unique project transformed the 130-year-old granite church with its stately steeple into a dynamic, mixed-use urban space. Ministry of Brewing occupies the former main church building, while the 37-unit Ministry Lofts are spread across three buildings which formerly served as a rectory, school and theatre. Ministry of Brewing, scheduled to open in January 2020, features tables made from wood reclaimed within the church, as well as booth style seating made from former pews. The brewery features a 20 barrel brewhouse and 32 draft lines, and seeks to become a hub within the community for neighbors and visitors alike.

Register here.

2/27 USGBC NCR’s Green Tie Affair

You’re invited to the post-holiday party and winter fundraiser that brings out everyone in the industry from across the DMV – USGBC National Capital Region’s Green Tie Affair! By popular demand, we’re returning to District Winery, DC’s only operational commercial winery, which is located in DC’s lively The Yards waterfront neighborhood. Join 300 of your colleagues for an evening of networking while enjoying beautiful views of the Anacostia River boardwalk.

Register here.

3/6 USGBC’s Webinar: LEED and Human Health

Every LEED project protects and improves the health of people across the globe via macro level strategies AND the health of occupants in the project via building level strategies. For example, improving energy efficiency in one building reduces pollutants in the air and greenhouse gas emissions across the globe, thereby helping global health. Water efficiency in one building helps protect water resources available globally. In addition, LEED incorporates strategies targeted at improving the health specifically of the occupants in the building by optimizing indoor air quality, material impacts, lighting, biophilia, sound, and other parameters. We recognize that all of our actions are connected and have an impact on health and quality of life, and LEED is designed to optimize our impacts. Attendees will come away from this session with a deeper understanding of how LEED affects our everyday lives and improves health and wellness.

Register here.

3/10 USGBC NCR’s Demystifying Net Zero – A How To Guide

In our first event in NCR’s 2020 Net Zero Educational Series, Joshua Galloway of New Ecology and Ben Roush of FSi Consulting Engineers will break down the basic concepts and principals behind net-zero building, and speak on their lessons learned over many net-zero projects. They will speak to the high-level economics of building a net-zero building, and how to build an affordable net zero building. They will give a high level overview of green rating systems, and take a deep dive on a few projects.

Register here.

3/18 MAPA’s Financing C-PACE with Regional and Local Lending Partners Webinar

Please plan to join the Mid-Atlantic PACE Alliance for our next webinar, featuring two community-based lenders with experience in closing C-PACE financing for new construction and retrofit projects. Find out why local/regional banks and lending institutions are jumping into C-PACE financing as a promising new line of business to enhance customer relationships and drive environmentally-friendly economic development in the Mid-Atlantic region.

Registration forthcoming.

3/20 ULI’s Webinar: Strategies for Low Carbon Construction: An Introduction to Reducing Embodied Carbon (Members Only)

The ULI Responsible Property Investment Council’s (RPIC) second webinar in 2020 will provide an overview of lessons learned from the ULI Greenprint Center’s recent report, Embodied Carbon in Building Materials for Real Estate (, which prepares the real estate market for a low-carbon materials future, makes the business case for why real estate should pay attention, and highlights smart steps to reduce embodied carbon that can also reduce labor and material costs, building time, and construction waste.

Register here.

3/30 – 4/1 PACENation Summit 2020 (OHIO)

The 5th Annual PACENation Summit will be in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio’s Commercial PACE market has experienced extraordinary growth over the past year, and Ohio’s first Residential PACE program will be launching soon.  Join PACE stakeholders from across the country for the only national Summit on all things PACE. Workshops, networking, business development opportunities, and more!

Register here.