The Green Homes Challenge
makes it fun and easy to save energy,
adopt environmentally-friendly practices,
and use renewable energy.

  • Learn about actions you can take
  • Set goals and track your progress
  • Join a Green Team to stay motivated
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  • Sign up for an account
  • Add actions to your To Do List
  • Earn points and medals for completing actions
  • Become a Certified Challenge Taker
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  • Invite your friends to join
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Upcoming events

Certify and win prizes!

Our 4th Annual Green Homes Challenge Recognition Event is coming up in February 2015!
We will be recognizing all households who have certified in the Power Saver, Green Leader, and Renewable Star Challenges, and we will be giving away prizes!

If you haven’t certified yet, there is still time!

Challenger of the Week
Heather & Addie
  • POWER SAVER
    in progress (17)
    50
  • GREEN LEADER
    certified (70)
    50
  • RENEWABLE STAR
    in progress (0)
    10
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Action of the Week
  • Households: 377
    Use energy-efficient lighting in at least 75% of your lighting fixtures

    Fluorescent lights use up to 75% less energy than incandescent light bulbs, and can last up to 10 times as long. If you replace 20 bulbs with more energy-efficient lights, you can save up to $600 over the lifetimes of the bulbs. Compact Fluorescent Bulbs (CFLs) now come in all shapes and sizes. There are dimmable models, and models for recessed or outdoor lighting. Light Emitting Diode (LED) lighting is even more efficient than CFL lighting, but with a greater up-front cost.

    Learn more about ENERGY STAR® light bulb options.

    If you need help selecting the right bulb replacements, smart phone apps like Light Bulb Finder can help you to choose the right bulbs to upgrade.

    Save on upfront costs by taking advantage of Potomac Edison’s lighting rebates.

    If you tried a CFL and didn’t like it, it may be because you didn’t select the right wattage, color, brightness, or size. When purchasing CFLs, use these equivalencies to get the brightness you are looking for (or roughly divide by 4):

    Incandescent CLF
    60 Watt 13 Watt
    75 Watt 18 Watt
    100 Watt 23 Watt

     

     

     

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