|Project: Green Buildings and Solar Tour|
On Sat., Oct. 1, the public is invited to join a group tour for the Green Building Open House. Two morning and two afternoon tours will visit residential sites, businesses, and a school. Organized by the Putney Energy Committee, tours will leave from the PEC office, 120 Main St., Putney.
At 10 a.m., the residential tour will caravan to a owner-built home and three Putney Commons Co-housing homes. Also at 10 a.m., another group will stop to view High Meadows Farm's new 33 KW net-metered photovoltaic system on its way to a straw bale house and woodworking shop in Westminster. These tours will return to the PEC office by 12:30 pm.
At 1:15 p.m., the residential tour will visit a new net-zero energy home and a home that features solar hot water and electricity. The other group will tour the environmentally friendly Putney School campus and the energy-efficient West Hill Shop with its timber frame construction and new array of solar panels. Both afternoon tours will finish by 4 p.m.
All tours are free and open to the public. Participants are encouraged to arrive at the PEC office 15 minutes before the tours begin to form carpools and organize caravans. Parking is available in the Putney Town Hall lot across the street.
A detailed listing of sites in the Putney area will be available at the PEC office on Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-3p.m. Participants may visit on their own any of the ten homes and businesses, including two others not on a tour, throughout the day. For information, contact Shana Frank, 802-579-9912, or Daniel Hoviss, 802-387-4141.
The Green Buildings Open House event is sponsored by the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association. Over 500 sites around the northeast will be open 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. or as listed by state on the website, www.nesea.org/openhouse/listings.
Schedule of Group Tours and Open house sites in Putney and Westminster
Tours leave from the Putney Energy Committee (PEC) office, 120 Main St. Park across the street at the Putney Town Hall. Come early to form carpools and organize caravans. You may join a group tour at any site.
Time Residential Time Commercial
10 am Leave PEC Office 10 am Leave PEC Office
10:15-11:15 #1 - Klein/Buckingham 10:15-10:45 #3 - High Meadows Farm
11:30-12:30 #2 - Putney Commons 11-12:15 #4 - Gail Grycel - woodworking
12:30 Return to PEC Office 12:30 Return to PEC Office
Time Residential Time School and Business
1:15 Leave PEC Office 1:15 Leave PEC Office
1:30-2:45 #5 - Tepfers 1:30-2:45 #7 - Putney School -
2:50-3:50 #6 - Paul LaVasseur 3:00-3:50 #8 - West Hill Shop - bikes/skis
4 pm Return to PEC Office 4 pm Return to PEC Office
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