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New energy benchmarking law in Montgomery County wraps in more buildings

April 25, 2022

Montgomery County this week passed legislation requiring more buildings to make climate friendly capital upgrades, helping the county progress toward meeting its environmental goals, but also raising concerns about costs. Bill 16-21, which the County Council adopted unanimously, authorizes the county executive to set more stringent Building Energy Performance Standards — BEPS, for short — for a broader array of buildings than county law previously covered. The standards aim at reducing buildings’ energy footprint, measured in annual energy use per square foot.

Article Source: Baltimore Business Journal

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