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
Doomer Household
  • POWER SAVER
    in progress (3)
    50
  • GREEN LEADER
    certified (84)
    50
  • RENEWABLE STAR
    in progress (0)
    10
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Action of the Week
  • Households: 163
    Install an insulating wrap on your hot water heater

    You can save 4–9% in water heating costs by wrapping your hot water heater with an inexpensive insulating wrap. Take this step if your hot water heater is old, warm to the touch, has an R-value on the label less than 24, or is located in an unconditioned space (unfinished attic, unheated basement, garage, etc.). Check out these instructions for insulating your hot water heater, or watch this instructional video.

    NOTE: the installation steps are slightly different for an electric or gas water heater.

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