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Green + Solar Tour a great success

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 ... Read more

Salem Green + Solar Tour 2010

Be inspired by your neighbors!Saturday, October 2nd, 20109am-4pmThis year's Salem Green + Solar Tour offers an incredible lineup of nine cutting-edge projects: the first Passive House certified home in Oregon; the first net-zero energy commercial building in Oregon; an existing home solar remodel in McNary Estates; downtown's newest green commercial-retail building, WaterPlace; the first home to receive a Solarize Salem Co-op installation; the green update to Frank Lloyd Wright Gordon House; and ABC Extreme Makeover's newly-completed LEED Gold dormitory at the Oregon School for the Deaf, among others. Architect Nathan Good will begin the event at 9am with a ... Read more

Statesman Journal article on Green and Solar Tour

The article below was in the Statesman Journal on September 30 in anticipation of the Green and Solar Tour that took place last weekend. Salem tour puts spotlight on eight sustainable homes Event promotes solar energy and green living By Stefanie Knowlton Eight of Salem's most environmentally friendly homes will be open to the public Saturday for the Salem Green + Solar Home Tour. The tour, now in its third year, shows off Salem's quiet green-building revolution, which includes everything from a 1946 farmhouse with solar panels to a home under construction that's set to be one of the most energy efficient in the ... Read more

Upcoming events include Green and Solar Tour

Some great events coming up! Pringle Creek Community is “showing off” its newly remodeled community center, the net-zero-energy Painter’s Hall, by hosting five special events.Monday, September 28, 2009, 7pm-8pmThe Salem Chapter of American Institute of Architects presents a talk by Eric Corey Freed, "Detroit, Dallas & Despotism: a 3D view of Sustainability." Freed is a green architect. He will take us through his creative world of sustainable design, including the decline of Detroit, MI; building a net energy sustainable block in Dallas, TX; the strange forces plotting against greening our country, and more. Part stand-up comedy and part Ph.D. ... Read more

Home tour great success, thanks to sponsors, homeowners

Thank you to everyone who helped make this year’s Green + Solar Home Tour a success! In particular, thanks to our homeowners for opening their doors, showing everyone the ecologically-friendly designs and products in their homes, and sharing their knowledge and experiences.And many thanks to the sponsors. This event would not have been possible without their support and participation: Marion County Public Works Environmental Services, Energy Trust of Oregon, Earth Advantage, Portland General Electric, Straub Environmental Learning Center, Pringle Creek Community, Nathan Good Architect, Salem AIA, Lifesource Natural Foods, Neil Kelly, DeSantis Landscapes, Taylor Metal, BAM Agency, Wild Pear, ... Read more
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