Frederick County RESOURCES
Check out our suggestions for choosing a contractor for your energy efficiency, renewable energy, or other projects.
This office advances practical solutions for protecting the environment, conserving energy, and living sustainably in Frederick County, Maryland. Visit the site to learn more about the office, its initiatives, and upcoming events.
This program provides resources to landowners interested in creating more sustainable landscapes to improve water quality and native species habitat. Visit the site to learn more about the program, express interest, and register for workshops.
Green Homes Challenge Participant Profiles
Take the brief online Pre-Survey to help us assess the effectiveness of the Green Homes Challenge program in helping households to save energy, adopt environmentally-friendly practices, and use renewable energy.
Read about the pros and cons of biomass stoves and furnaces.
Learn more about the County’s recycling program, upgrade your recycling cart size, sign up for the e-newsletter, and check the recycling collection schedule.
The Monocacy & Catoctin Watershed Alliance is a non-advocacy watershed group coordinated by OSER that utilizes partnerships to work on water quality and habitat issues. Visit the site to learn more about the alliance, become an alliance partner, check the calendar for upcoming events, and read the latest newsletter.
Learn the ins and outs, costs, benefits, and how-to for Clean Renewable Energy, Renewable Energy Certificates, Solar Hot Water Systems, Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Systems, Geothermal Heating and Cooling Systems, and Small Wind Turbines.
Tips for Green Leaders in Frederick County
Commuter Choice Maryland is an incentive program that encourages Maryland employees to choose transit or vanpools instead of driving to work.
Learn more about improving your home’s energy efficiency with information about weatherization, lighting, appliances, water heating, purchasing clean energy, renewable energy systems, and more.
Find information on fuel efficient vehicles, tax incentives for alternative fuel vehicles, ways to save fuel, calculating your miles-per-gallon, and more.
Search by state for current tax incentives, rebates, and loans for renewable energy and energy efficiency projects.
Find information on ENERGY STAR® products, weatherization, efficient home building, and tax credits for energy efficiency.
Find information on environmental topics such as water conservation, composting, indoor air quality, recycling, and water quality.
Search for local energy and eco-professionals that have had their credentials verified. Listed contractors include energy auditors, green builders, weatherization installers, renewable energy installers, architects, landscape designers, native plant suppliers, consultants, and more.
Find information on Maryland programs for air quality, water quality, land use, and public health.
The Be SMART Home Program offers rebates and loans to improve home energy efficiency through appliance, heating, and cooling upgrades and whole house envelope improvements. Frederick County residents with homes outside of the Potomac Edison service area and residents that use non-electric heat and do not have central AC are eligible for the reduced cost energy audits and 50% energy efficiency rebates.
Find information on Maryland parks, waterways, fishing, boating, wildlife, and forestry.
Learn about Maryland rebates, loans, and tax incentives for energy efficiency and renewable energy.
The Office of People’s Counsel represents the interests of residential consumers of electricity, natural gas, telecommunications, and private water services in Maryland. Find electric rates for Maryland utilities and access consumer assistance information.
Potomac Edison’s Energy Efficiency Program offers rebates to improve home energy efficiency through appliance, heating, and cooling upgrades and whole house envelope improvements. Potomac Edison customers with electric heat and/or central air conditioning are eligible for a 50% rebate for weatherization work.
SaveOn Energy.com Ever wonder whether an energy saving tip you've heard actually works? Have questions about how to increase your energy savings? Looking for a quick laugh? The SaveOnEnergy.com video team is here for you! With several online series aimed at entertaining, engaging and informing our viewers on the world of energy, there's plenty to explore!
Find information about lawn and garden care, natural resources, water quality, the Master Gardeners program, and more.
WattzOn is an online tool for tracking your utility data and calculating savings from one year to the next. Join our WattzOn Group which aggregates savings for all Green Homes Challenge group members; this helps us evaluate the effectiveness of the Power Saver Challenge. We encourage you to try it!
- 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 ...