We are one week away from the largest annual sustainability event in WNY. Mark your calendars!
WNY SOLAR & GREEN BUILDING TOUR
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2012 | 10AM – 4PM | FREE & SELF GUIDED
On Saturday, October 13, 2012, over 1500 people from across WNY will experience the Solar & Green Building Tour, an annual event held by the Western New York Sustainable Energy Association (WNYSEA). With over 25 sites open across the region, for one day only, attendees will have an opportunity to learn about solar, geothermal, energy efficiency, net zero, green roofs, LEED buildings and reuse of historic structures. This event is not a traditional tour, it is an open house. All sites are open on October 13, 2012 from 10am – 4pm, unless noted otherwise. The event is free, open to the public and no registration is required. A full list of sites is available at www.wnysea.com or www.energysage.com .
WNYSEA Solar Homes & Green Buildings Open House Tour Details:
The self-guided tour is free and open to the public from 10am to 4pm on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012. To view the entire list of tour sites, go to http://energysage.com/projects/nesea-gboh-listing and find all the sites across WNY by zip code. Additionally, approximately one week before the tour, WNYSEA will compile a list of addresses and make the information available on our website. There is no sign up to attend the tour, you go at your own pace and see what you want. This way if there is a specific place or element you are most interested in, you can be sure to see it!
What will you expect to see during this event?
You will learn about solar, geothermal, bale on bale construction, LEED buildings, net zero houses, energy efficiency, adaptive reuse “historic” buildings and so much more. Each site has someone on site that can answer questions, concerns and demonstrate to you how the technology works.
Why is this event important to Western New York?
The event happens for ONE DAY ONLY and it primary focus is giving the experience from accomplished building owners to educate the public so that more people can integrate similar features in their own homes and buildings.
In 2011, over 1500 people attended and there were forty-five sites across Erie and Niagara Counties, which was the largest tour in New York State.
2012 Event Schedule
9:30am – 10:30 am - Kickoff Celebration & Awards Ceremony at Hispanics United!
Awards will be given to Hispanics United of Buffalo and the Clean Air Coalition.
254 Virginia St. Buffalo, NY 14201. Light fare and prizes will be given.
10:00am – 4:00 pm - All houses/ Buildings are open, unless noted on the tour listing.
About the awardees: Hispanics United of Buffalo, Inc., will receive a 2012 WNYSEA Leadership Award for incorporating energy efficiency features and renewable energy technologies in its headquarters on Virginia Street. Rita Yelda, Director of the WNY Drilling Defense and Erin Heaney, Executive Director of the Clean Air Coalition of WNY will both receive WNYSEA Individual Leadership awards for their great work in Environmental Stewardship.
Important Links for You!
http://energysage.com/projects/nesea-gboh-listing – The complete list of sites by zip.
If you want to have your home/building on the 2012 tour, you can sign up here: http://energysage.com/projects/nesea-gboh/host