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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  • 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
Frank-Rice Household
  • POWER SAVER
    certified (99)
    50
  • GREEN LEADER
    certified (63)
    50
  • RENEWABLE STAR
    in progress (0)
    10
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Action of the Week
  • Households: 165
    Use motion sensors for interior and exterior lighting in low use areas

    Motion sensors save energy by only turning on the lights when necessary. There are a variety of options for different uses from nightlights to porch lights. Low traffic or occasional use areas like attics, basements, and closets can also be great locations for motion sensor lighting.

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