Progressive Cheverly encourages our neighbors to join us
in Going Green. We are endorsing the
Cheverly Green Home Certification Program. To qualify, a Cheverly resident
needs to adopt many of the recommendations found on the
Qualifications Sheet. Reach or exceed 1,000 points and your home becomes a
Cheverly Certified Green Home.
Cheverly Green Home Certification
survey sheet (click
here) to see if you have a green home. The survey covers not only the
energy efficiency of your house, but also conservation measures that can be
taken outside your home. A minimum of 1,000 points are needed to qualify
as a ‘Cheverly Green Home.’ If you fall short, use this as a guide to improve
the energy efficiency of your home.
of survey items:
use of town recycling bins for newspapers, glass, plastic and aluminum
bottles, cans & jars; mixed paper including cardboard, magazines and
star appliances – Energy star appliances are designed to use less energy.
They meet federal guidelines and are tagged with the EnergyStar logo. (www.energystar.gov)
Air Conditioning – EnergyStar rated furnace AND Air Conditioner unit. Carbon
neutral heating – corn-fed or wood pellet-fed woodstove.
Lighting – the use of Compact Fluorescent Lights can greatly reduce your
energy consumption. Count the total number of interior and exterior light
and see how many are CFLs.
percentage of yard (minus house footprint) that is not turf, driveway or
sidewalk. Minimal use of lawnmowers, fertilizers and herbicides in
encouraged. Alternatives include non-invasive native grasses and plants,
flower and vegetables gardens, trees and shrubs.
Habitat Certification – providing for bird and animal habitat – shelter,
food, water and nesting area.
conservation – re-using rainwater in your own yard instead of letting it
drain to the Anacostia River and the Chesapeake Bay
Transportation – minimize use of cars and vans. Use EPA ratings for your
year, make and mode (highway or combined mileage).
Domestic solar hot water heater
Solar PV cells – 50% or more of household electricity
produced by rooftop photovoltaic cells.
Wind Energy Credit – buying power generated by wind
farms instead of PEPCO
Clothesline – use of outdoor clotheslines instead of
electric/gas clothes dryer.
Return your completed survey to:
Cheverly Green Home
6215 Inwood Street
Cheverly, MD 20785-3113
Include $5 (cash or check – payable to ‘Progressive Cheverly’)
if your total points are 1,000 or above.
Please list how you want your name listed on the certificate.
(The Smith family, Mr. & Mrs. Bob Jones, Joseph Walker, etc.)