About the Green Homes Challenge

The Green Homes Challenge guides, rewards, and recognizes households for saving energy, adopting green lifestyle practices, and using renewable energy. To get started, sign up for a free account, find actions, add them to your Actions To Do List, and earn points when you mark them as complete.

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Three corresponding Challenges make up the overall Green Homes Challenge:

Power Saver Challenge 1: be a Power Saver!
Save energy and money. Earn 50 points to certify!
Green Leader Challenge 2: be a Green Leader!
Create a sustainable, healthy home. Earn 50 points to certify!
Renewable Star Challenge 3: be a Renewable Star!
Use renewable energy. Earn 10 points to certify!


The Division of Energy and Environment (DEE) advances practical solutions for protecting the environment, conserving energy, and living sustainably in Frederick County, Maryland.

Sustainability staff manages the Green Homes Challenge and other special initiatives, such as Power Saver Retrofits, which provides funding for residential energy efficiency retrofits.

Watershed Management staff works to protect water quality through pollution prevention, public outreach and education, watershed assessment, and watershed restoration. The section also coordinates the Monocacy & Catoctin Watershed Alliance, a non-advocacy group that works on water quality and habitat issues.

About Our Funders

Many Thanks To Our Program Supporters:  The Green Homes Challenge  was funded by a Climate Showcase Communities Grant from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under Assistance Agreement No. AF 83494501-0, a Be SMART Grant from the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) under Award Number DE-EE000351/000, and an Energy Efficiency Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) award from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) under Award Number DE-SC0002637.

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