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One Department with One Mission: Delivering Great Service

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

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.

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.

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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