Green Homes Tour! Sunday-Oct 2nd 10am to 4pm-Santa Rosa Showcasing ways to save Energy!

Santa Rosa, California-NOT a Real Estate Open House but homes showcasing ways to save energy through the use of solar applications, recycle building materials, rain water storage–PERMACULTURE would be the ultimate form of this. The Real Estate Hour guests this morning will be Dori Estrella from SCEIP and Julie Carlton from the City of Santa Rosa. Our “Green” year continues!

We also will be talking with Dori Estrella regarding recent litigation on the validity of the Property Assessed Clean Energy  or PACE programs. Seems to be good news on that front as well. Here’s a video explaining the tour from the City of Santa Rosa:

Green Homes Tour on October 2nd!

A Green Homes Tour hosted by the City of Santa Rosa’s Clean Energy Advocates and Solar Sonoma County will be held on October 2, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The tour will showcase a variety of Santa Rosa homes that have implemented measures like recycled building materials, installed solar panels to generate electricity, and rainwater harvesting systems. This tour is part of the National Solar Homes Tour which takes place in communities throughout the country each year and attracted over 150,000 people in 49 U.S. states and Puerto Rico in 2010.

The selected homes will be open for the public to tour in an effort to help the residents find ways to save energy and improve their own homes. Representatives and local experts from different community “green” organizations such as Solar Sonoma County, Energy Upgrade California, PG&E and the Sonoma County Energy Independence Program will be present during the tour to discuss questions on rebates, how to find a contractor and more!

Date: Sunday, October 2, 2011
Time: 10am – 4pm
Tour begins at: 1832 Honeysuckle Drive, Santa Rosa, CA 95404 (Look for signs to Meritage Homes)

Tickets: $5 (Including guidebook and entrance into all 6 homes on the tour)
 Donate 2 cans of food and receive $1 off admission. Donations will benefit the Redwood Empire Food Bank. Cash at door only.

Workshops (see guidebook or website for locations)

• Master Gardeners: Plants & Landscaping
• Sonoma Compost: Compost, Soil & Mulching
• Energy Analysis: Tools & Measures

Live Demos

  • Rainwater catchment
  • Electric vehicle
  • Solar panels
  • Lighting

To purchase tickets online and for a complete list of homes on the tour please visit or contact the Clean Energy Advocates at 707-543-3886.

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