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Spokane Green and Solar Home Tour

Spokane 2011 Green and Solar Home Tour - A selection of homes around the Spokane area that have sustainable features, from simple remodels to LEED for Homes Platinum.
When Sep 18, 2011
from 11:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Where Spokane, various
Contact Name
Contact Phone 509 998-5087
Attendees All are Welcome!
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This is one of many tours happening nationwide as part of the American Solar Energy Society National Solar Tour, which includes more than 160,000 participants visiting innovative buildings in 3,200 communities across the U.S.

The Spokane-area tour will take visitors through six homes (remodels and new construction) in Spokane, including the Gee Cohousing in the U District which is set to receive LEED for Homes Platinum. The homes feature a range of materials and techniques, from Faswall ICFs  to SIPs to modular, factory built panels. Three of the homes feature solar arrays, with two of them powering the accommodations for their electric cars. Other homes will cover a variety of energy and resource saving approaches such as solar water heating and rainwater harvesting and environmentally-sensitive building practices such as using reused materials and constructing green roofs.

Participants will learn about various energy-saving features such as solar electricity, solar water heating and rainwater harvesting and environmentally-sensitive building practices such using reused materials and green roofs.

As part of the world’s largest grassroots solar event, Spokane’s tour strives to showcase a variety of building types, renewable energy and green building technologies, and local firms that are leading the way in creating energy efficient homes and buildings. Attendees can speak with designers, builders, contractors and homeowners to get inspired and learn about strategies to lower utility bills and live more sustainably.

The tour includes workshops at local businesses and will finish up with an after party at Sun People Dry Goods, where tour participants can vote for the Chicken Coop Design People’s Choice Award and connect with other tour-goers. Tickets are $10. Advance tickets are available online  at Brown Paper Tickets, as well as on location at Sun People Dry Goods or on the day-of at any of the featured houses. Tour booklets with maps and home descriptions will be available in advance at the same locations. Please email with questions.

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