Use this page to find actions that your household has completed or plans to complete. Browse the categories on the left to find actions for the Power Saver, Green Leader, or Renewable Star Challenge.

Once you have signed in, you can click Add to My Challenge to add an action to your To Do List, Already Completed to mark an action as complete, or Not Applicable if the action does not apply to you.

Once signed in, you can rate each of the actions you have completed.
The highest rated action appear under the Most Popular Actions category.

ACTIONS

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    Green leaves denote the number of Green Points earned by completing the action and its relative environmental benefit.
    Hammers denote the relative amount of effort needed to implement the action.
    Dollar signs denote the relative cost of implementing the action.
    Free < $100
    $100-$500 $501-$2000
    > $2000
    A key denotes a renter-friendly action.
    Refer 5 Frederick County households to the Green Homes Challenge
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    Add to my challenge Already completed Not applicable

    Help spread the word by referring 5 of your friends, family members, co-workers, or neighbors to the Green Homes Challenge.

    Click here to invite them to sign up for the Green Homes Challenge.

    Apr 11 Vicki Yontz

    Presented Frederick Green Challenge to members of the Jefferson Homemakers Club (10)

    Dec 04 Linda and Julie Norris-Waldt

    Am posting about Green Homes Challenge on GreenFrederick.org

    Jun 08 Nicole Aliev

    Am posting on my Real Estate Website.

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    Green leaves denote the number of Green Points earned by completing the action and its relative environmental benefit.
    Dollar signs denote the relative cost of implementing the action.
    Free < $100
    $100-$500 $501-$2000
    > $2000
    Install a Mosaic Power System on your water heater to help regulate grid energy.
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    Add to my challenge Already completed Not applicable

    Mosaic Power's operating model focuses on "energy optimization." Throughout the day, operators of the electric grid send signals every two seconds indicating the load on the grid and whether there is excess power or heightened demand.

    The system is designed to ensure that water heaters operate normally and consistently deliver hot water on demand. Consumers who install the Mosaic Power system, would not see any change in the energy bill for their water heater. They would, however, receive an annual check from Mosaic for about $50.

    Apr 17 Lisa Orr

    This is a no-cost installation that nets me $50 per year and we have experienced no change in the level of hot water in our home.

    Aug 27 James Julian

    I hit the wrong button...this is a "to do" thing

    Jun 25 John Wagener

    Who do I contact to perform the Mosaic Power System challenge?

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    Green leaves denote the number of Green Points earned by completing the action and its relative environmental benefit.
    Hammers denote the relative amount of effort needed to implement the action.
    Dollar signs denote the relative cost of implementing the action.
    Free < $100
    $100-$500 $501-$2000
    > $2000
    A key denotes a renter-friendly action.
    Keep unoccupied rooms closed with localized heating or cooling, open your doors if your system is centralized.
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    Add to my challenge Already completed Not applicable

    If you have localized heating or cooling,(such as baseboard heating or a window A/C unit), and a room that's not in use, make sure to close the door and the vents so that energy is not wasted to cool or heat the room.

    However if you have a centralized HVAC unit, open your internal doors to maximize your units efficacy. A centralized system is designed to move air through your entire home. When a room is closed air becomes trapped and pressurized, the pressurized air will escape from your home in any way it can. This puts extra strain on your HVAC unit and waste energy. 

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    Green leaves denote the number of Green Points earned by completing the action and its relative environmental benefit.
    Hammers denote the relative amount of effort needed to implement the action.
    Dollar signs denote the relative cost of implementing the action.
    Free < $100
    $100-$500 $501-$2000
    > $2000
    A key denotes a renter-friendly action.
    Clear around radiators and vents
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    Add to my challenge Already completed Not applicable

    Furniture that is placed within 2 to 3 feet of the radiator will absorb the heat that would otherwise rise to circulate and heat the room. Don’t place anything on top of the radiator or position furniture or rugs directly on top of floor vents as it prevents air circulation.

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    Green leaves denote the number of Green Points earned by completing the action and its relative environmental benefit.
    Hammers denote the relative amount of effort needed to implement the action.
    Dollar signs denote the relative cost of implementing the action.
    Free < $100
    $100-$500 $501-$2000
    > $2000
    A key denotes a renter-friendly action.
    Manually regulate your thermostat, or use a programmable thermostat
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    Add to my challenge Already completed Not applicable

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends that you set the thermostat to 68°F in winter when you’re at home and down to 65°F when you go to bed or when you’re away. In the summer, set the thermostat to 78°F for cooling.

    When programmable thermostats are installed and used with the four pre-programmed temperature settings for weekend and weekdays, you can save about 10% each year on heating and cooling costs while staying comfortable. Programmable thermostats automatically adjust the temperature when you’re sleeping or when you’re away. Make sure to adjust your settings or program your thermostat for when you are going on vacation or changing your normal occupancy routine.

    Watch this video about how to purchase and install a programmable thermostat.

    Check out Washington Gas rebates for programmable thermostats and WiFi enabled programmable thermostats.

    Jun 30 Mark Bradley

    Thermostat set to 77 summer and 69 winter (67 at night)

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