Montgomery County, Maryland passed an energy benchmarking law in 2014 that requires owners of nonresidential buildings occupying 250,000 or more sq. ft. to benchmark energy use on an annual basis. In 2015, the law was amended with the passage of Bill 35-15, setting more aggressive deadlines for benchmark reporting.
Montgomery County also followed the lead of Takoma Park by passing a law banning the use of polystyrene packaging in the foodservice industry, effective January 1 2016. The Takoma Park law went into effect in 2013.
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