Green + Solar Tour a great success

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This year’s Green + Solar Tour was the best we’ve had in four years — incredible tour sites and enthusiastic tour participants — an all-around quality event. Thanks to our sponsors for helping make it happen!



Also a big thanks to homeowners and project site tour guides, who took their entire Saturday off to share their knowledge with others. Overall we had 200 people on this year’s tour! More than 90 packed in to hear Nathan’s greenbuilding presentation at 9am, and ten local vendors and organizations had great conversations with tour participants out on the deck of Painters Hall. Tour sites had a steady stream of people all day. One homeowner told me he basically was talking for five and half hours nonstop, with barely a breath between. He had to eventually just eat his lunch in front of everyone!

The tour is a very effective way to advance green building in our area. Nathan Good observed that “by walking through and directly witnessing a green home, the concerns and doubts about building green morph into opportunities and aspirations.” That’s what it’s all about….

If you weren’t able to make the tour this year, here is is a glimpse of the brochure/ticket in case you weren’t able to come…

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