Washington Hebrew Congregation’s Julia Bindeman Suburban Center in Potomac will undergo nearly $200,000 in energy efficiency upgrades thanks to Bethesda-based Green Generation Solutions, which has secured a nearly $1.8 million grant from the Maryland Energy Administration, plus $395,060 in utility rebates from Pepco and BGE, for the center and four other energy projects in the state.
Plans call for the project to be completed by the end of the summer, before school starts, according to Green Generation Solutions CEO and Washington Hebrew Congregation member Brad Dockser.
The grant includes funding the installation of interior and exterior LED lighting and high efficiency HVAC equipment replacements.
Dockser explained that not only will the upgrades be good for the environment, but they will reduce the building’s operating costs “to reduce the burden on the congregation and the community, allowing them to spend more money on education and programming.”
Last year, Green Generation Solutions upgraded the lighting and equipment controls at Washington Hebrew Congregation’s main building on Macomb Street.
The other four properties are Maplewood Park Place in Bethesda ($500,000), Woodholme Medical Center in Pikesville ($403,717), Brightview Mays Chapel Ridge in Timonium ($196,839) and Shady Grove Medical Village II in Rockville ($96,283).