Green Homes Challenge


About the Challenge

The Green Homes Challenge guides, rewards, and recognizes households for saving energy, adopting environmentally-friendly lifestyle practices, and using renewable energy. Over 2,100 Frederick County households are engaged in the Challenge! 

Getting Started With the Challenge

Sign in at to get started! Now you can track your actions and certification progress online, and also see estimates of the impact of your actions.

Three corresponding challenges make up the overall Green Homes Challenge:

  1. Challenge 1
  2. Challenge 2
  3. Challenge 3

Challenge 1:  Be a Power Saver!​
Save Our Energy, Bank Your Money

​​Engage in the Power Saver Challenge to reduce your household's utility bills and improve the comfort of your home. Some Power Saver households are using 40% less energy than they used to, and utility bill savings can mount up to thousands of dollars over just a few years. 

Learn about our Power Saver Retrofits program - A special initiative for the Power Saver Challenge.


Interested in volunteering with the Green Homes Challenge? Visit our Register page and subscribe to our "OSER Upcoming Events Alert" to find out about our volunteer opportunities.


The Green Homes Challenge initiative was funded in part by the U.S. Department of Energy through an Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant award, and an EPA Climate Showcase Communities grant. Several special initiatives of the Green Homes Challenge have been or continue to be funded through the Maryland Energy Administration and the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development's Be SMART Program.


Contact Us

  1. Lisa Orr

    Sustainability Program Coordinator
    Ph: 301-600-6864

    Suzanne Cliber

    Program Specialist
    Ph: 301-600-7414

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