The Green Homes Challenge
makes it fun and easy to save energy,
adopt environmentally-friendly practices,
and use renewable energy.

  • Learn about actions you can take
  • Set goals and track your progress
  • Join a Green Team to stay motivated
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  • Sign up for an account
  • Add actions to your To Do List
  • Earn points and medals for completing actions
  • Become a Certified Challenge Taker
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Get Social!

  • Join a Green Team
  • Post to Green Stories
  • Invite your friends to join
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Green Homes Challenge Receives Climate and Energy Leadership Award!  In 2015, the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (MWCOG) awarded Frederick County with a Climate and Energy Leadership Award for the Green Homes Challenge. This award recognizes outstanding efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase energy efficiency. 

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Congratulations to all of our Certified Households! Since Frederick County launched its Green Homes Challenge in January 2011, more than 850 households have met one or more of the three Green Homes Challenges: Be a Power Saver, Be a Green Leader, or Be a Renewable Star! Each year, certified households are recognized at our Green Homes Challenge Recognition Event!

Challenger of the Week
The Thomas and Nicole Luttrell Family
  • POWER SAVER
    certified (107)
    50
  • GREEN LEADER
    certified (106)
    50
  • RENEWABLE STAR
    in progress (2)
    10
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Action of the Week
  • Households: 815
    Change HVAC filters on a regular basis

    Air conditioning and heating can account for half of a household’s energy consumption. Changing your heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) system filters regularly will allow the systems to operate efficiently, and will keep the indoor air clean. Use HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) filters on your HVAC system so that you have maximum filtration in your home.

    The frequency recommended for filter changes can vary depending on your household environment. Most homes should have a filter change every 90 days, but more frequent changes may be needed for homes with pets or during peak seasonal usage. A monthly visual check is enough to see if the filter is dirty and needs replacement. Learn more about changing your filter from the Service Experts guide or Energy Star® guide.

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