Northeast Green Buildings Open House

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Curious about solar energy and other green building technologies?  If you live in New England, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, or Delaware, you’ll have a chance to tour green homes and other buildings this Saturday, October 4th, from 10am to 4pm.

The 2008 Green Buildings Open House is part of the American Solar Energy Society’s National Solar Tour and will feature over 500 sites throughout the Northeast.  The self-guided tours are open to the public and free of charge!  Click here to find open green houses in your area.

The Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA) explains, “Homeowners and building managers will be on site to describe their green building features and answer questions. Members of the public will be able to learn basic principles of green building, such as designing for solar heating (“passive solar”), energy-efficient building techniques such as superinsulation and air sealing, safe indoor air quality, and resource-efficient and healthy building materials. Many of the buildings demonstrate how solar hot water is collected and stored, how photovoltaics can be placed on or integrated into the shell of a building to produce electricity, and how wind can be used to generate power. The Green Buildings Open House demystifies green buildings, proving that they are comfortable, affordable, and attractive.”

The website for the NESEA is a valuable resource, highlighting information regarding green building, conferences, state tax incentives for clean energy, ways you can save money and make a difference, and more.

Tag(s): Energy, Events, Green Building

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