Free Workshops on Saving Money on Home Heating

November 2, 2005

SILVER SPRING, MD — The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) and the City of Gaithersburg will host a series of free workshops for homeowners interested in building or renovating their properties using energy efficient and environmentally friendly techniques and materials.

“With heating costs predicted to rise to all-time highs this winter, homeowners can learn from experts how to take advantage of many small and a few large changes that can make a real difference in their comfort and their home heating bills,” said Derick P. Berlage, M-NCPPC Chairman. “We encourage every homeowner to attend the November ‘Going Green at Home’ workshop on alternative energy systems, offered at two locations in Silver Spring and Gaithersburg.”

Charles Garlow, JD, Chesapeake Climate Action Network Board member
Bill DiEnna, Geothermal Heat Pump Consortium

Tuesday, November 15 – 7:30 to 9 p.m.
M-NCPPC auditorium
8787 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring


Thursday, November 17 – 7:30 to 9 p.m.
Activities Center
Bohrer Park at the Summit Hall Farm
506 South Frederick Avenue, Gaithersburg

For more information on the workshop at M-NCPPC, call 301-495-4540. For more information on the workshop in Gaithersburg, call 301-258-6310 or go to

During October, two “Going Green at Home” workshops focused on “Increasing Home Energy Efficiency and Comfort.” To view the presentation online and link to important energy information resources, go to