Upcoming Tours of Green Homes & Businesses

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Each October, the nonprofit American Solar Energy Society (ASES) coordinates nationwide tours of homes, commercial and municipal buildings that feature green technologies.  The purpose is to show others how cool green buildings can be.  The 9000 sites on the tours use sustainable strategies that increase energy efficiency, use solar energy, conserve water, use reclaimed or recycled materials, and generally have a smaller impact on the earth than their conventional counterparts.

Tour attendees will learn from home and business owners about some of the great benefits of going green:  saving money on utility bills; finding federal, state and local incentives to fund green projects; and of course reducing one’s environmental impact to help leave the planet in good shape to sustain future generations.

ASES also hosts an Annual National Solar Sweepstakes where winners walk away with generous gift cards that can help make their residences or businesses green.

If you’re lucky enough to live or work in an innovative green home or business and would like to add it to the tour list, there’s still time to register.  Most tours take place on Saturday, October 5th, but some start as early as September 20th.

Visit the American Solar Energy Society for details and tour maps.

photo above of the 2010 tour participant Talcott Mountain Science Center, courtesy of Environmental Headlines

Tag(s): Events, Green Building, Greening the Home, Greening the Office


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