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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Get Started!

  • 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 950 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
Grant Household
    in progress (13)
    certified (55)
    in progress (1)
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Action of the Week
  • Households: 388
    Upgrade your dishwasher to a high-efficiency ENERGY STARĀ® model

    An ENERGY STAR® certified dishwasher can save 1,300 gallons of water over its lifetime. Dishwashers made before 1994 can cost an extra $40 per year to operate compared to an efficient model. Utility companies and some retailers offer rebates for appliance upgrades, and the State of Maryland offer sales tax free shopping for selected ENERGY STAR® appliances each year over President’s Day weekend.

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