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 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
The Cottingham-Orr Household
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Action of the Week
  • Households: 642
    Have HVAC systems professionally evaluated and maintained

    It is important to have your HVAC system evaluated and maintained, especially if you are living in a home with a pre-existing system. Annual, pre-season check-ups can ensure that your system is operating correctly and efficiently, and help to avoid costly maintenance problems. A typical check-up should include checking thermostat settings and system controls, lubricating moving system parts, and inspecting the condensate drain. Additional evaluations may be performed specific to the heating or cooling system being checked.

    Potomac Edison customers can receive a rebate for having their HVAC systems tuned-up.

    Learn more about heating and cooling maintenance from the Energy Savers guide or ENERGY STAR® guide.

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