Frederick County RESOURCES
Check out our suggestions for choosing a contractor for your energy efficiency, renewable energy, or other projects.
This office advances practical solutions for protecting the environment, conserving energy, and living sustainably in Frederick County, Maryland. Visit the site to learn more about the office, its initiatives, and upcoming events.
Green Homes Challenge Participant Profiles
Read about the pros and cons of biomass stoves and furnaces.
Learn more about the County’s recycling program, upgrade your recycling cart size, sign up for the e-newsletter, and check the recycling collection schedule.
The Monocacy & Catoctin Watershed Alliance is a non-advocacy watershed group coordinated by OSER that utilizes partnerships to work on water quality and habitat issues. Visit the site to learn more about the alliance, become an alliance partner, check the calendar for upcoming events, and read the latest newsletter.
Learn the ins and outs, costs, benefits, and how-to for Clean Renewable Energy, Renewable Energy Certificates, Solar Hot Water Systems, Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Systems, Geothermal Heating and Cooling Systems, and Small Wind Turbines.
Commuter Choice Maryland is an incentive program that encourages Maryland employees to choose transit or vanpools instead of driving to work.
Learn more about improving your home’s energy efficiency with information about weatherization, lighting, appliances, water heating, purchasing clean energy, renewable energy systems, and more.
Find information on fuel efficient vehicles, tax incentives for alternative fuel vehicles, ways to save fuel, calculating your miles-per-gallon, and more.
Search by state for current tax incentives, rebates, and loans for renewable energy and energy efficiency projects.
Find information on ENERGY STAR® products, weatherization, efficient home building, and tax credits for energy efficiency.
Find information on environmental topics such as water conservation, composting, indoor air quality, recycling, and water quality.
Search for local energy and eco-professionals that have had their credentials verified. Listed contractors include energy auditors, green builders, weatherization installers, renewable energy installers, architects, landscape designers, native plant suppliers, consultants, and more.
Find information on Maryland programs for air quality, water quality, land use, and public health.
The Be SMART Home Program offers rebates and loans to improve home energy efficiency through appliance, heating, and cooling upgrades and whole house envelope improvements. Frederick County residents with homes outside of the Potomac Edison service area and residents that use non-electric heat and do not have central AC are eligible for the reduced cost energy audits and 50% energy efficiency rebates.
Find information on Maryland parks, waterways, fishing, boating, wildlife, and forestry.
Learn about Maryland rebates, loans, and tax incentives for energy efficiency and renewable energy.
The Office of People’s Counsel represents the interests of residential consumers of electricity, natural gas, telecommunications, and private water services in Maryland. Find electric rates for Maryland utilities and access consumer assistance information.
Potomac Edison’s Energy Efficiency Program offers rebates to improve home energy efficiency through appliance, heating, and cooling upgrades and whole house envelope improvements. Potomac Edison customers with electric heat and/or central air conditioning are eligible for a 50% rebate for weatherization work.
Find information about lawn and garden care, natural resources, water quality, the Master Gardeners program, and more.
- Nominations Being Accepted for the 2020 Sustainability Awards The Frederick County Sustainability Commission is accepting applications for its 2020 Sustainability Awards. Awards are based on leadership, innovation, and success in sustainability. Awards are avail ...
- Save On Energy Efficiency Home Improvements! The Power Saver Retrofits (PSR) program will continue to provide energy saving home improvements to low to moderate income households in 2019. Click here for more information!