Montgomery County, MD, Germantown Urban Design Guidelines

Montgomery County, MD

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).

Taxonomy Master Topics: Solar Energy Policy
Region: South Atlantic
Jurisdiction: County
Knowledgebase Resource Categories: Guide
Format: Knowledgebase Resource
Population Density: 1,000-2,999/square mile
Population Range: 250K+
Type of Place: County
Solar Practice: Supports Accessory Solar Energy Use
Supports Solar Siting
Topic: Energy
Tool Type: Subarea Plan
Design Guidelines