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US Green Building Council Comes to Poolesville!
October 6, 2015 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Tour Poolesville’s Community Garden, 6 acre Town Solar Array & net-zero residential home before heading to Bassett’s Restaurant for happy hour & to hear more about county and community initiatives.
Information below copied from Community & Residential Solar Energy Event in Poolesville | USBGC-NCR Website: http://www.usgbcncr.org/event/poolesville-solar/ (check for the latest information).
Want to know more about community- or residential-level solar installations and current solar energy status, regulations, and updates in Montgomery County. Join USGBC National Capital Region and the Montgomery County Branch on Tuesday, October 6, from 3:30 to 6:30 pm for a Solar Event in Poolesville, Maryland.
Tour attendees will meet at Bassett’s Restaurant (19950 Fisher Avenue, Poolesville, MD 20837) at 3:30 for registration, and proceed promptly to the first tour stop – the Poolesville Solar Array. In 2014, Poolesville became one of the only two Montgomery County communities to produce renewable energy. Located adjacent to the Poolesville Waste Water Treatment Plant (see Google map), this 6-acre solar farm produces enough electricity to power much of the municipal government’s needs, including fueling the treatment plant and keeping the lights on in the Town Hall. The solar farm is expected to save Poolesville as much as $20,000 annually in reduced energy costs. A town manager and representative from Poolesville Green will lead this portion of the tour.
The second stop on the tour will be a visit to a 15 year old single family home (2 Hackett Ct, Poolesville, MD, 20837) that has been upgraded over the past 7 years to include obvious and no so obvious energy savings techniques. Most notably, this home features 69 rooftop solar panels and two electric vehicles attaining net-zero electricity usage along with bare minimum use of fossil fuels for family transportation. Extensive data collection on solar energy production and EV usage is available.
To conclude we will return to Bassett’s Restaurant where Eric R. Coffman, CEM, CEP, LEED AP, Chief – Office of Energy and Sustainability of the Department of “Green” General Services in Montgomery County will provide an overview of the county’s efforts with solar programs, county energy taxes, and its public programs to overcome energy barriers. Discussions will continue with Corey Ramsden, Program Manager at MD SUN, and a representative from the Community Power Network. Light snacks will be provided, and a cash bar will be available.
Tickets for this event are $15 for members of USGBC National Capital Region or for donors and friends of Poolesville Green, and $20 for nonmembers.
3:30 pm – Meet at Bassett’s Restaurant (Note: please be on time, as we will not be able to hold up the tour for latecomers!)
3:45-4:30 pm – Poolesville Solar Array (adjacent to the Wastewater Treatment Plant)
4:30-5:00 pm – Single Family Home
5:15-6:30 pm – return to Bassett’s Restaurant for discussions and networking
Please contact Bala Srini.
– See more at: http://www.usgbcncr.org/event/poolesville-solar/