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2014 Oregon Green and Solar Tours

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The Oregon Green and Solar Tours are one of the biggest events of their kind in the nation. Each year, communities across the country offer tours of homes and business showcasing a variety of green and solar technologies. Each tour reflects the unique interests of the community, yet all share a common goal: to educate the public about green and solar strategies. In Oregon most of these tours occur in September and October with many of them coinciding with the American Solar Energy Society's National Solar Tour.

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The Oregon Green and Solar Tours are one of the biggest events of their kind in the nation.  Each year, communities across the country offer tours of homes and business showcasing a variety of green and solar technologies.  Each tour reflects the unique interests of the community, yet all share a common goal: to educate the public about green and solar strategies. In Oregon most of these tours occur in September and October with many of them coinciding with the American Solar Energy Society's National Solar Tour.

Confirmed tours are listed below. Check back soon to learn about additional tours in your area!


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Willamette Valley

 Eugene  6th Annual BRING Home and Garden Tour: Sunday, September 14

This tour explores the latest in sustainable home design and gardening and celebrates the ingenuity that defines the Eugene community. Coordinated by BRING and co-hosted by the City of Eugene and EWEB, the tour involves hundreds of volunteers, green builders, designers, businesses, and experts of all kinds.

 

Southern Oregon

Ashland Green and Solar Tour: Saturday, October 11

Participants will visit homes that demonstrate: double walls, Straw Bale walls; rainscreen walls; use of reclaimed building materials; ducts in conditioned space; ductless heat pumps; variable refrigerant flow heat pumps; heat recovery ventilation; solar electric and solar water heating systems; heat pump water heaters; tankless water heaters;  low water use fixtures and irrigation; and Energy Star, Earth Advantage and LEED certifications. One home on the tour could generate more net energy than it consumes.

 

Douglas County Green & Solar Tour:  Saturday, October 4

This tour in Roseburg is a great opportunity for community members to learn about renewable energy, energy efficiency and green building. Last year the tour featured Douglas County's first LEED Certified Building, Eagle Landing, a housing complex for homeless military veterans. This year, the guided tour will feature a beautiful sheep ranch with a 21kW solar electric system. Another tour stop will include an energy efficient home powered by solar electricity, micro hydro, and also includes green building features. 

 


Central Oregon

2014 Central Oregon Green & Solar Homes Tour: Saturday, October 11

The High Desert Collaborative of the Cascadia Green Building Council is proud to present Central Oregon’s 14th annual Green and Solar Tour.  We are excited to highlight both commercial and residential projects this year that exemplify sustainable choices both for new construction and remodels.



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