Green Stories
We built our home back in late 2006 and move in Feb 2007. What's unique is that this home uses SIPS panels in place of studded exterior walls. This makes for a tighter fit thus reducing air leakage which lowers energy costs to heat and cool. We heat both would a dual fuel forced air unit and a wood stove to offset costs. We have an 8.745 kw PV solar array installed in 2014 that produces enough electricity to zero out our monthly bill. We also collect all rainwater off the roof and attached garage store it in 2 (1000) gal tanks buried, to do all of our outdoor watering. We compost all of kitchen scraps and use that to fertilize our garden and of course take advantage of the curbside recycling thus eliminating a need for regular trash pickup. My wife and I are interested in learning how to reduce our footprint further and look forward to learning from others.

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Mobilizefrederick.org is the new site to learn about and contribute to slowing global warming and preparing for its effects in Frederick County.

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Recently installed new shower heads and facets with water saver attachments Replacing burned out light bulbs with leds

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Good morning! We're here to help! Do you need assistance with the Green Homes Challenge or the Green Stories message board?

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Looking to make my "new" "first" home greener for myself, community, and environment.

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