2012 Tour Sites – The Final List!

The final list is done!!

You can choose any one of these sites and see it tomorrow from 10am – 4pm, (unless noted differently) for FREE! The final list will be available in print at our kickoff awards ceremony tomorrow morning at 9:30 am at Hispanics United of Buffalo – 254 Virginia St in Buffalo, NY. Please note – the last minute add ons are on the last page.

Download it here, print and go!

FINAL Solar & Green Building Tour List – Friday, October 12.

For more information online about the sites – Go to www.energysage.com  – you can search using your zip code to find the sites nearest to you!

If you have any questions, contact berniceradle@gmail.com

Thank you to our supporters, sponsors and friends for taking part in this wonderful annual event. We appreciate all of your time and efforts!

See you tomorrow!!



Sponsor Highlight of the Day: BUFFALO ENERGY

We wanted to take a second to say THANK YOU to our sponsors.

Today we are featuring BUFFALO ENERGY. Without their support, Bernice Radle (co – chair of 2012 tour) would not be able to dedicate so much time towards this event. Buffalo Energy is a leader in the energy efficiency world and assists in making new and existing buildings more efficient through design, consulting and access to incentives.

About Buffalo Energy

Buffalo Energy is a full-service energy consulting and building performance contractor. We provide energy assessments and perform weatherization upgrades for all types of existing buildings.

Whether a retrofit, gut-rehab or ground-up new construction project, we help owners of residential and commercial buildings create energy efficient, comfortable, and durable structures.

We offer a common-sense approach to all of our projects. Our goal is to ensure that retrofit work is cost-effective, good for the building, and maximizes energy savings.

Buffalo Energy is staffed by seasoned building performance and construction specialists. Our firm has:

  • Worked with eight different residential efficiency programs in four states, including five multifamily programs;

  • Performed energy assessments, developed reduction plans, and implemented comprehensive energy saving work scopes; and

  • General contracted single and multi-family energy retrofit projects.

Buffalo Energy is accredited by the Building Performance Institute, the nation’s premier building performance credentialing, quality assurance and standards setting organization.


The Good Neighborhood Features The Solar & Green Building Tour!

Thank you to our friends at The Good Neighborhood for featuring the October 13th Solar & Green Building Tour!

Bernice Radle, Co-Chair of the 2012 tour tells readers why the tour is informative, fun and a MUST ATTEND event.

Check the blog post out here: http://www.thegoodneighborhood.com/2012/10/03/bernice-buffalove-wny-solar-and-green-building-tour-hits-next-week/

2012 Tour Official Press Release

Official Press Release: Solar & Green Building Tour of WNY || Saturday, October 13, 2012 from 10am – 4pm.

Event News from WNYSEA – WNY Sustainable Energy Association

Contact: Bernice Radle
Co-Chair WNYSEA 2012 Tour
445 Breckenridge St, Buffalo, NY 14213

For Immediate Release                                                                            

September 24, 2012

Solar & Green Building Tour of WNY

Buffalo, NY, 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.

“Last year we had the largest tour in all of New York State, and this year we plan to go even bigger says Bernice Radle, Co-chair of the 2012 tour. We have confirmed the NFTA Bus Shelter Green Roof, the UB Solar Strand, CIR Electric’s moving solar array that moves to optimize sunlight, Singer Farm Naturals in Wilson and so many others.  This is a great opportunity to learn from the folks who live with these technologies every day, not from a sales person trying to convince you to buy in. The Solar and Green Building Tour is an event that educates, informs and inspires.”

WNYSEA will be kicking off the annual event with an awards ceremony at 9:30a.m, on Saturday, October 13, 2012 at Hispanics United of Buffalo – 254 Virginia Street on Buffalo’s West Side. WNYSEA will give its annual leader ship award to both the University at Buffalo and Hispanics United for their efforts in promoting renewable technologies in our region. The public is welcome to attend.

For the complete list of sites, go to www.wnysea.com or contact Bernice Radle at berniceradle@gmail.com .

The Western New York Sustainable Energy Association is a non profit 501c3 organization which promotes energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy technologies through exhibits, speakers, programs and events across Western New York.    The WNYSEA Tour of Solar Homes and Green Buildings is organized in conjunction with the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association’s Green Buildings Open House, and the American Solar Energy Association’s National Solar Tour, the world’s largest grass roots solar event.  

The 2012 event celebrates the United Nations International Year of Sustainable Energy for All, and National Energy Awareness Month.