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Green Development

Howard County has a num­ber of pro­grams that pro­mote “green” build­ing and devel­op­ment. There are Green Build­ing Require­ments for large pub­lic and pri­vate build­ings, Green Hous­ing poli­cies for pub­lic hous­ing, and Green Neigh­bor­hood stan­dards. The Green Build­ing Tax Credit encour­aged the use of renew­able energy such as solar and geot­her­mal use in homes.

Green Tip

Unplug.40% of the electricity used to power home electronics is consumed while they’re turned off.