Saturday, October 1, 2011

Green Buildings Open House: This Weekend, 10am - 4pm

Twenty-four homes and businesses in Ithaca area that use renewable energy and/or eco-friendly building practices will be open to the public for self-guided tours during this two-day event. Half of the homes will be open on Saturday, and half on Sunday; please visit sites ONLY on the days that the owners have agreed to be open! Visitors may view participating sites between 10am and 4pm each day.

Homeowners and/or builders will be on hand to discuss their work and answer questions about solar energy, wind power, geothermal, solar hot water, straw bale construction, timber framing, non-toxic finishes, local and reclaimed materials, and more. Donations accepted; purchase of a $5 wristband provides entrance to all sites on both days, and helps to cover the costs of coordinating the event.

Click here to learn more about the open house, the specific sites and which day they're open.

Presented by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County and the Ithaca Green Building Alliance, in conjunction with the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association and the American Solar Energy Society.

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