- Save Up to $7,000 - $10,000 in Home Energy Saving Improvements! The Power Saver Retrofits (PSR) program will continue to provide energy saving home improvements to low to moderate income households in the next year. OSER has been awarded a grant ...
- Congratulations to the Green Homes Challenge Certified Households and 2019 Sustainability Award Winners! Frederick County Executive Jan H. Gardner, Frederick County officials and OSER staff recognized Certified Households at the 8th annual Green Homes Challenge Recognition event on Thursday, March 28, 20 ...
About the Green Homes Challenge
The Green Homes Challenge guides, rewards, and recognizes households for saving energy, adopting green lifestyle practices, and using renewable energy. To get started, sign up for a free account, find actions, add them to your Actions To Do List, and earn points when you mark them as complete.take the challenge
Three corresponding Challenges make up the overall Green Homes Challenge:
The Office of Sustainability and Environmental Resources (OSER) advances practical solutions for protecting the environment, conserving energy, and living sustainably in Frederick County, Maryland.
Sustainability staff manages the Green Homes Challenge and other special initiatives, such as Power Saver Retrofits and Solarize Frederick County, which provide funding for residential energy efficiency retrofits and solar installations.
Watershed Management staff works to protect water quality through pollution prevention, public outreach and education, watershed assessment, and watershed restoration. The section also coordinates the Monocacy & Catoctin Watershed Alliance, a non-advocacy group that works on water quality and habitat issues.
About Our Funders
The Green Homes Challenge is funded by a Climate Showcase Communities Grant from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under Assistance Agreement No. AF 83494501-0, a Be SMART Grant from the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) under Award Number DE-EE000351/000, and an Energy Efficiency Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) award from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) under Award Number DE-SC0002637.