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DGS is comprised of many and diverse functions sharing a common and critical mission: providing the service to Montgomery County departments and offices that enables them to serve the public. Our success is measured by how we help others succeed.

In the Spotlight

Happy Earth Day!

Earth day April 22

Montgomery County strives to integrate good stewardship of the Earth and its resources into everything we do each day.

Learn more about Montgomery County’s top sustainable achievements over the past year…

National Association of Counties Awards

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Montgomery County received two National Association of Counties Awards for sustainability initiatives in 2015, one for major improvements to the energy efficiency of Strathmore Performing Arts Center and one to recognize Montgomery County’s commitments and achievements as a Maryland Smart Energy Community.

Groundbreaking Ceremony for New 2nd District Police Station

Press Release - the groundbreaking ceremony was held on March 9, 2016!

Groundbreaking Ceremony for New 2nd District Police Station

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett today participated in a groundbreaking ceremony for the new 2nd District Police Station. This project results from a public-private partnership between Montgomery County and StonebridgeCarras, LLC, who is constructing the new facility at 4823 Rugby Avenue in Bethesda.

Healthy Hearts in DGS Fleet

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DGS hosted a Healthy Hearts event at the Brookville Depot on February 24, 2016. This was in honor of Shop Superintendent Patrick Fraser who passed away in December from causes related to arterial blockage. Participating were representatives from UnitedHealthcare and Leigh Ann Henderson from OHR's Live Well Program.

Solar and Advanced Energy Initiative

Solar initiative opening ceremory

County Executive Ike Leggett announced the County’s largest solar initiative ever at an event at the Jane Lawton Community Recreation Center in Chevy Chase. The initiative with SolarCity encompasses 14 individual projects and will produce approximately 6 million kilowatt-hours each year -- enough to power nearly 600 average-size homes.

Second Annual Energy Sustainability Report


Learn about Montgomery County’s innovative activities to reduce the environmental footprint of its operations in the County’s second annual sustainability report. The report includes key information, graphs, and photos detailing progress on greening County buildings, using clean energy sources like wind and on-site solar, reducing fuel consumption by County-owned vehicles, reducing waste, and purchasing greener products.

This report documents activities by the County Government to reduce the environmental footprint of operations. This includes key efforts by the Department of General Services and other partner Departments. This document represents a significant piece, but not the fullbreadth of efforts to green operations.

Groundbreaking Ceremony for New Progress Place Homeless Facility

Press Release - the groundbreaking ceremony was held on October 1, 2015!

Wind Mill Farm

Progress Place provides services to low income and homeless populations in the Silver Spring area. Programs in this facility have expanded to the point that the building no longer adequately meets the needs of the community served.

The groundbreaking is the realization of a Public Private Partnership with Bethesda-based developer Washington Property Company. The new Progress Place facility will be home to programs already operating out of the current location including services to low-income and homeless populations in the Silver Spring area, but will now also include 21 Personal Living Quarters on the fourth floor to provide long-term housing solutions.

Expanding Performance Contracting

Montgomery County Expands Energy Performance Contracting Initiative

Solar panels

The Department of General Services (DGS) today announced the selection of three energy service companies (ESCOs) to expand its Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) Initiative, a comprehensive effort to reduce energy consumption in County facilities.

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