Montgomery County, MD, Germantown Urban Design Guidelines

Solar Energy

These design guidelines written for the Germantown Employment Area Sector Plan emphasize sustainable building design principles, including solar. Guidelines for building massing and height include designing for solar orientation (p. 20). Guidelines for building rooftops call for incorporating green technologies, including solar panels, on roofs (p. 22). Guidelines for the environment call for green buildings that incorporate energy efficiency measures, including solar panels (p. 24).

Montgomery, MD

2010 Population: 971,777

2010 Population Density: 1,978.16/square mile