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
take the challenge

Get Started!

  • Sign up for an account
  • Add actions to your To Do List
  • Earn points and medals for completing actions
  • Become a Certified Challenge Taker
take the challenge

Get Social!

  • Join a Green Team
  • Post to Green Stories
  • Invite your friends to join
take the challenge

Green Homes Challenge Receives Climate and Energy Leadership Award!

take the challenge

Congratulations to all of our Certified Households! Since Frederick County launched its Green Homes Challenge in January 2011, more than 850 households have met one or more of the three Green Homes Challenges: Be a Power Saver, Be a Green Leader, or Be a Renewable Star. 

Challenger of the Week
The Yarmus Family
  • POWER SAVER
    certified (72)
    50
  • GREEN LEADER
    certified (171)
    50
  • RENEWABLE STAR
    certified (57)
    10
view all challengers
Action of the Week
  • Households: 187
    Insulate walls

    Wall insulation is important to consider when you are looking at the exterior surface of your home. There are different options depending on how much insulation is needed and what kind for access you have to the walls. Loose-fill or sprayed foam insulation can be added without much alteration to finished walls. Batt insulation may be a better option if you are taking on a remodeling project. Some projects can be done on your own, or you may want to find a contractor if you have a large project or aren’t sure where to start.

    Project costs can vary, but utility bill savings and rebate programs can offset costs. Check out the Potomac Edison Home Performance with Energy Star program to learn how to get a 50% rebate up to $2,000 for insulation and air sealing projects.

    Learn more about wall insulation options from the Energy Savers guide or This Old House do-it-yourself guide.

  • Find more actions