Electrify Montgomery County:
For Clean, Green All-Electric Buildings

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Bill 13-22 for "Comprehensive Building Decarbonization" Passed!

Mandates that almost all new construction is fully electric

Will help meet MoCo's goal of 80% reduction in emissions by 2027

The “Comprehensive Building Decarbonization” legislation – Bill 13-22 – will ensure that all-electric building standards become part of the County’s building code no later than the end of 2026, with limited exceptions for hospitals and other facilities needing emergency backup systems or high-energy industrial or commercial cooking facilities. 


In a state – Maryland – committed to a carbon-free electrical grid in coming years, the Montgomery County bill guarantees that almost all new buildings will be equipped with electric hot water systems and heat pumps for space heating and cooling, creating a zero-greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions future. Typically for an urban jurisdiction, buildings account for more than 50% of Montgomery County’s total carbon emissions.

In June, MoCo Councilmember Hans Riemer introduced Bill 13-22 - with support from County Executive Marc Elrich - that would keep fossil fuels out of new construction.

Thank Your MOCO Council Member for Passing Bill 13-22

How It Happened

June 2022:
Montgomery Councilmembers Marc Elrich and Hans Riemer announce historic electrification bill for buildings alongside CCAN director Mike Tidwell and others
Summer/Fall 2022:
As the Council holds hearings and work sessions, CCAN activists testify, rally, dance, sign petitions, email and call their Councilmembers in support of Bill 13-22
November 2022:
Montgomery County Council passes the “Comprehensive Building Decarbonization” bill unanimously! 

DC-Area County of 1 Million People Moves to Eliminate Fossil Fuel Use in New Buildings

Unanimous Vote by Montgomery County Council Sets New Example for Maryland and
Nation as Part of a Growing Trend to 'Electrify Everything' in the Face of Rapid Climate Change

Related Campaigns: Electrify Maryland

Questions? Contact: doug@chesapeakeclimate.org