Green Open House Tour on October 5th
The Northeast Sustainable Energy Association's 14th home tour coincides with the National Solar Tour
The Northeast Sustainable Energy Association's Green Buildings Open House Tour takes place Saturday, October 5, and for the second year NESEANorth East Sustainable Energy Association. A regional membership organization promoting sustainable energy solutions. NESEA is committed to advancing three core elements: sustainable solutions, proven results and cutting-edge development in the field. States included in this region stretch from Maine to Maryland. www.nesea.org is teaming up with EnergySage to provide an online database of the hundreds of houses that will be open to the public.
The Open House Tour is in its 14th year. It's affiliated with the American Solar Energy Society's National Solar Tour, which takes place on the same day. The National Solar Tour includes about 5,000 solar-energy sites around the country, which can be located with the help of a link at its website.
Plug in your zip code and how far you're willing to travel and you will get a list of participating properties.
NESEA's database includes car dealerships, churches, apartment buildings, and public buildings as well as houses. Each listing includes a description of the energy-related upgrade and how much it's expected to save annually. Technologies include photovoltaic(PV) Generation of electricity directly from sunlight. A photovoltaic cell has no moving parts; electrons are energized by sunlight and result in current flow. systems, solar hot water systems, ground-source heat pumps, wind turbines, and biomassOrganic waste that can be converted to usable forms of energy such as heat or electricity, or crops grown specifically for that purpose. and biofuel appliances.
Fri, 10/04/2013 - 02:18