- Solar Co-Op 2021 The time has never been better to add solar or an EV charger to your home or business! Frederick County and the City of Frederick are partnering up with Solar United Neighbors to organize a solar co-o ...
- Nominations Being Accepted for the 2021 Sustainability Awards The Frederick County Sustainability Commission is accepting nominations for its 2021 Sustainability Awards. These awards recognize individuals and organizations in Frederick County that have mad ...
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.take the challenge
Three corresponding Challenges make up the overall Green Homes Challenge:
The Office of Sustainability and Environmental Resources (OSER) 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.