This event occurs yearly, the first Saturday of October.
Curious about how Colorado homeowners are saving money and resources while helping to slow the effects of global climate change? Once again, area residents have the opportunity to visit a wide variety of homes to see first-hand what individuals can do to create a pleasing and high-performance home environment during the annual Metro Denver Green Homes Tour. The Tour has been in the Denver area for 23 years, with similar events in all 50 states. This year’s self-guided tour coincides with the National Tour of Solar Homes, and features homes that demonstrate a wide range of strategies from remodeling options to full-on passive solar design to an entire community focused on clean, efficient energy. Spend an hour or a full day exploring these homes in Arvada, Denver, Golden and the Foothills. Visit both new homes and homes that have a history of performance.
“Nearly every day we read or hear about new and evolving technologies that can help us save money in our homes while being environmentally responsible,” says Nick Perugini, President of New Energy Colorado. “Options are plentiful and questions inevitably arise. What is right for me and my home? Can I do this now or do I have to plan for it? Is it cheap and easy or more involved? Do I have to change my lifestyle? Our Metro Denver Green Homes Tour lets you speak directly with proud, efficient homeowners, see and experience what they have done, and get all your questions answered without spin or pressure, so you gain the real world facts, from the source, to make decisions that are best for you today and tomorrow. See you on the Tour!”
Tour participants may register either online at www.metrodenvergreenhomestour.org, or in person on the day of the tour at the Jefferson Unitarian Church - 14350 W 32nd Ave, Golden, CO - to receive the map, guidebook, and start the self-guided tour. A nominal fee of $10 per person offsets the cost of the tour and benefits Solar CitiSuns and New Energy Colorado (www.newenergycolorado.com), dedicated to public education on the benefits of clean energy. Included in the registration is a reception with appetizers and local beverages. Plus, there is a “Green Expo” immediately following the tour from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. The Green Expo brings local solar and “green” businesses to the public to answer questions on solar options, installations, costs and technical issues, plus other sustainable living practices and products.
Please visit the Tour website at www.metrodenvergreenhomestour.org
And/or follow us on Facebook - facebook.com/MetroDenverGreenHomesTour/
New Energy Colorado (NECO)
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