Green Drinks Returns to Frederick County March 24th
Green Drinks is a worldwide movement to connect people interested in sustainability issues. It is a loosely structured group (no officers or organizational framework) that brings together a group of people in an interesting location with food and beverage, for the purpose of networking and education. Often, there is a short, informal presentation by a speaker to highlight a particular sustainability topic.
Envision Frederick County’s Programs Committee, is organizing 2022 Green Drinks Events.Learn More About Envision Frederick
The first event is Thursday, March 24, 6:30-8 pm at McClintock’s Back Bar at 35 S. Carroll St in Downtown Frederick. Soft drinks will also be available.
We’ll highlight the Frederick County Mobilize Frederick Climate Emergency Workgroup Recommendation #5*: Incentivize the transition to environmentally sustainable (“green”) homes, and hear about home energy audits from Gordon Taplin of Atlas Home Energy Solutions.
Sponsored by McClintock Distilling.
The event is free, no registration needed. Just show up with a curious mind and an interest in meeting others interested in sustainability!
*Incentivize the transition to environmentally sustainable (“green”) homes (P 36):
Rationale: Creative and practical uses of green energy technologies in existing housing provide opportunities for reducing the carbon footprints of communities. There are challenges associated with the best ways to incentivize homeowners to invest in green technologies in order to improve the energy efficiency of their homes.
Adopting a Home Energy Score system:
Incentivizes homeowners to become aware of various technical options to improve the energy efficiency of their homes.
Encourages homeowners to become aware of financial incentives available to offset capital investments for installing green technologies.
Persuades homeowners to invest in improving home energy efficiency
The Home Energy Score (HES), developed by the Department of Energy (DOE), provides a means to quantify estimated reductions of energy use per home and a calculated CO2 equivalent metric tons (CO2emt) per year, critical to showing energy demand declines, associated lower GHG release, and cost savings for homeowners.