- Energy and Environment
- Green Homes Challenge
- Green Homes Challenge Resources and Links
Green Homes Challenge Resources and Links
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Resources for Energy Efficiency Improvements at Home
- Potomac Edison Home Performance with Energy Star Program: No-cost Quick Home Energy Check-Ups and Reduced cost Home Performance with Energy Star Audits that make you eligible for 50% rebates (up to $2,500) for energy efficiency improvements!
- Washington Gas Home and Business Rebates for high efficiency gas appliances: Includes rebates for Energy Star storage water heaters, natural gas tankless water heaters, natural gas furnaces, programmable thermostats, and WiFi Enable programmable thermostats.
- Other Energy Resources and Rebates through Potomac Edison: Learn about Potomac Edison’s appliance turn-in programs, energy analyzer, rebates, and more.
- Maryland Home Performance with Energy Star: Resources and contractors for making your home more comfortable, durable and energy efficient. Good for homes not served by Potomac Edison.
- Maryland Energy Administration: Provides funding and resources that help Marylanders save money while making smart energy-saving choices.
- Maryland Clean Energy Center: Programs and incentives homeowners, businesses, solar installers, and more.
Learn the Basics About Renewable Energy
- Resources for Solar
- Renewable Star Handbook
- Rooftop Solar Financing 101 - video
- Choosing a Solar Installer - video
- Energy Sage Solar Calculator and Marketplace
- MD SUN - Maryland Solar United Neighborhoods
- Community Solar - Neighborhood Sun
- Resources for Solar Thermal Energy
- Renewable Star Handbook - Solar Hot Water Systems
- Resources for Geothermal Energy
- Renewable Star Handbook - Geothermal Heating and Cooling Systems
- Resources for Residential Wind Power
- Renewable Star Handbook - Small Wind Turbines
Videos, DVDs, Books, etc.
Young Voices on Climate Change: This inspirational film series presents positive success stories of youth, ages 11 - 17, taking the lead in finding local solution related to reducing energy use and carbon emissions from their homes, schools and communities. The films document win-win scenarios. Creating less pollution and waste and saving money are in everyone’s self-interest.