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Green Homes Challenge Receives Climate and Energy Leadership Award
Nov 02, 2015
Green Homes Challenge
On October 14, the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (MWCOG) awarded Frederick County with a Climate and Energy Leadership Award for the Green Homes Challenge.  Selected from more than 30 applications, Frederick County was the award winner in the Large Community category. This award recognizes outstanding efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase energy efficiency. The awards recognize and encourage local actions to advance the regional climate and energy goals established by leaders at MWCOG. Shannon Moore recently spoke about the award on the latest edition of "Community Conversations" with Executive Gardner.
 
To date, nearly 1,800 individuals or families are participating in the Green Homes Challenge. Collectively, their actions are saving them close to $1 million each year! The Challenge also informs participants of approximately how much energy, gasoline, water, carbon emissions, and specific water pollutants their household is saving.
Frederick County Sustainability Event - October 16, 2015
Oct 07, 2015
Green Homes Challenge

The Frederick County Sustainability Commission is partnering with Frederick Community College to host Toward a More Sustainable Frederick County - an event on October 16th, 9:00 to 3:00, at the FCC Conference Center. Frederick County continues to be a leader in the state and region, with sustainability initiatives in many areas. The County Executive is providing the key note address, along with the President of FCC and other community leaders. Small workshops provide for personal interaction among attendees and experts in many areas. 

Sign-up in advance is required to plan for lunch which is included in the $49 registration through FCC ILR (Institute for Learning in Retirement, event #6141). More information is available at frederick.edu/QuickEnroll, by calling 301-624-2888, or in person at FCC, Jefferson Hall.

2015 Maryland & DC Solar and Green Homes Tour
Oct 02, 2015
Green Homes Challenge

The 2015 Maryland & DC Tour of Solar and Green Homes occurs on Saturday, October 3rd and Sunday, October 4th. Over 60 homes, businesses, and other locations will be showcasing solar, geothermal, rain gardens, electric vehicles, and other green technologies. The tour spans a wide area in Maryland and DC and there are sure to be several homes near you.
A tour guide is available here for free download. At this link you will also find a list of locations where you can purchase the guide for just $5. In addition to a map and descriptions of homes on the tour, the guide also has several articles and other useful information.

Rule Your Attic!
Oct 02, 2015
Green Homes Challenge

90% of American homes are under-insulated.  Take action today and ‘Rule Your Attic’  to stop wasting energy, save money, increase your home's comfort, and reduce the pollution that contributes to climate change. 

Check out this great informational video too

 

There is still time to certify!
Jun 30, 2014
Green Homes Challenge

Our fourth annual Green Homes Challenge Recognition will be held on February 25, 2015 at the Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center in downtown Frederick.   All certfied households will be eligible to enter the drawing for great prizes from our sponsors and each certified household will receive an entry for each challenge you are certified in!

Expanded Neighborhood Green Program
Jun 26, 2014
Green Homes Challenge

Beginning in summer 2014, Frederick County's Office of Sustainability & Environmental Resources (OSER) will be offering an expanded Neighborhood Green program to help eligible landowners create personalized plans for their properties that include native species of trees, shrubs, and grasses; beautiful rain gardens; water-saving rain barrels, and more!  Please click here for program details.   Our program was also featured in the Frederick News Post on June 2, 2014.
 

Get Started on FrederickGreenChallenge.org!
May 28, 2013
Green Homes Challenge

It's easy to start saving energy and money at FrederickGreenChallenge.org. To get started, sign in at http://www.frederickgreenchallenge.org/user/login. Mark actions you have already done and add actions you would like to start doing on your "To Do" list.

Our Neighborhood Green Program
May 16, 2013
Green Homes Challenge

Check out this article about our Neighborhood Green Program — helping homeowners plant native trees and shrubs on their properties!

Browse local eco-professionals
May 16, 2013
Green Homes Challenge

Look for an energy efficiency contractor, eco-friendly landscaper, renewable energy contractor, or green builder? Visit http://leafkey.com/ to browse local eco-professionals whose credentials have been Leafkey-verified!

Closer to Air Conditioning Time
May 16, 2013
Green Homes Challenge

It's getting closer air conditioning time... a great time to get a home energy inspection and find out where your home could use energy efficiency improvements. If you get an energy audit done through Potomac Edison's Home Performance with Energy Star program, then get air sealing and insulation done, you can get a 50% rebate back, up to $2,000. Schedule an audit with a qualifying contractor to get started!

http://energysavemd-home.com/home-performance/home-energy-expert/

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