Clean energy project the first of its kind in Maryland

The project was funded through Montgomery County's PACE program

GAITHERSBURG, Md. - Guests at the Comfort Suites in Gaithersburg will notice some improvements to the 30-year-old building as part of an effort to use less energy. 

The Comfort Suites and the office buildings next door are the first project to be completed through Montgomery County's Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy, or PACE, program. Montgomery County began the program two years ago to help commercial property owners who want to save energy. The Comfort Suites now has a new HVAC system and LED lighting. The improvements will save owners a big chunk of change. 

"We are saving energy, we are creating jobs, and we are helping people's bottom line. What's not to like about that combination? At no cost to county taxpayers," said Montgomery County Council President, Roger Berliner.

The improvements are expected to save enough energy to power 35 homes for a year.


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