Thursday, April 17, 2014

Bethesda Green's
Fourth Annual

Solar & Green Home Expo


Saturday, May 11, 2013, 10 am - 3 pm
4825 Cordell Avenue

Second Floor above the Capital One Bank 

This is a free event for the community.


On Saturday, May 11, 2013, 10 am – 3 pm, Bethesda Green will host our fourth annual Solar & Green Home Expo to offer visitors an information-packed, showcase event featuring many green home expert services and solar providers.

See Program Schedule (scroll down below) - 2013 program schedule will be updated in mid-April.

The goal of this event is to provide homeowners and other interested parties an opportunity to get the latest information about area services and incentives to green their homes.  The spotlight on solar will include the latest solar-powered technologies, including purchasing and investment opportunities, and incentives for home installation.

Local area green home businesses will display their services throughout the Bethesda Green office space while individual workshops related to greening your home will be conducted throughout the day.

To view 2013 Solar & Green Home Expo event flyer, click here.

Sponsors and Participating Vendors


The following is the list of 2013 participants - check back for more updates often.  New green businesses are signing up each day!




 Eco Home Store


Green Savings Coop








Savenia Labs

MC Department of Environmental Protection










Resources and Info


Educational Workshop Schedule 2013 



10:15     AM          Opening Remarks


10:30     AM         Composting 101: in Your Home or Backyard: Anyone can do it!

Speaker:  Jessica Weiss, Growing SOUL, Inc.


11:15     AM         Deep Green Homes, Living in Harmony with Nature and not the Utility Company:

                               Homes should be healthy for your family and the planet and be secure and sustainable.

Speaker: John Spears, Sustainable Design, Inc.


12:00    PM          Community Solar Power Purchasing:  Solar power for the other 80%; Have you always wanted to put solar panels on your home but don't have the right roof? Here's a way to get involved and invest in solar right in your own neighborhood.

                                Speaker: David Brosch, MD Sun


1:15        PM         Introducing the Bethesda Green Energy Tool Loaning Library
               Speaker:  Eric Coffman, Montgomery Department of Environmental Protection& Susanna Parker 


2:00 PM                 Efficiency Incentives: Pepco Rebate Programs for 2013

                                Speaker: Pepco Representative


Speaker Bios:

Jessica Wiess:  Founder of GrowingSOUL .  Jessica’s passion for food, combined with her scholastic know-how and desire to connect her community, prompted her to create growingSOUL- Sustainable Opportunities for Universal Learning. The organization consists of educators and leaders who embrace a zero-waste, closed-loop food cycle. They compost and create their own “soil with soul” from the community’s leftover food scraps, coffee grounds, and yard waste.


John Spears:  President of Sustainable Design Group , architects and builders of custom solar homes and renovations. Mr. Spears has been a pioneer in sustainable building technology and community design worldwide for over 40 years. He specializes in zero energy and self-sufficient buildings and communities.

David Brosch: Trained as a city planner and architect.  John has worked for local government and in private practice in the areas of community planning, housing, energy efficiency, energy auditing, and weatherization.  Mr. Brosch spearheaded one of the first community solar projects in the nation in University Park, MD.  He is currently organizing community solar projects throughout Maryland.

Eric Coffman: Senior Energy Planner with the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection.  Responsible for the County’s public energy programs, energy policy, and coordination of energy matters between County Agencies.

Susanna Parker: Susanna Parker is a recent college graduate and volunteer with Bethesda Green. She is also works for Green Wheaton.  Her interest in sustainability leads her to look for green solutions in uncommon places. She is a regular contributor to the Bethesda Green blog.


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