Join Ecosmart Homes and the Center for ReSource Conservation on an extraordinary tour of some of the most sustainable homes in our community!
This year’s tour will feature Solar Harvest – the first custom home built in a cold climate in north America to publicly verify zero net energy performance over a year’s time. Since 2005, the energy systems within home have produced as much as energy the home consumes. All-electric based with no wood burning… This Boulder home is also 2011 finalist in an international competition hosted by the Net-Zero Energy Home Coalition.
Solar Harvest became the springboard for launching EcoSmart Homes in Boulder in 2005 — best practices, technologies, know-how and expertise for offering a “one stop shop” to serve all of your home comfort and energy improvement needs. Danny Wood, Co-Founder of EcoSmart Homes and Director of Sales, will be at Solar Harvest to answer any questions regarding upgrades to your home.
On this year’s tour, the CRC has partnered with other non-profits and government groups in the County to showcase technologies, tactics, and services that help make our community more sustainable.
Energy conservation, water conservation, waste diversion, local food production, transportation, community programs, and more will be featured from the perspective of the homes and community centers that will be on the tour in Boulder, Louisville, and Lafayette.
The CRC is committed to showcasing and introducing the latest technologies in energy and water conservation while also highlighting some of the most effective, interesting and practical ways that people in our community are reducing waste and living sustainably. The tour includes bus and biking options. Purchase a ticket for the tour and visit community stops, talk with local organizations, and learn how to take easy steps in your life.
We will demonstrate that there is tangible value in making conservation improvements to your home and lifestyle.
Sunday, October 2nd, 2011
Buy your tickets today! Ticket price is $7 through September 30th and will be $8 the day of the tour. Registered volunteers will receive free entrance.
WHO: The Center for ReSource Conservation (CRC).
WHAT: Tour of Sustainable Homes – 16th Annual, formerly known as the Tour of Solar Homes.
WHEN: Sunday October 2nd, 10am – 4pm.
WHERE: The Tour starts at the CRC offices at 2639 Spruce Street, Boulder. All tour participants will need to first check in at tour headquarters to receive their wristbands, tour guide and map.**Anyone wanting to start with our Louisville/Lafayette cluster should check in at Steinbaugh Pavillion at 824 Front Street in Old Town Louisville. Registration opens at 10am.
WHY: Learn from experts how you can save money AND conserve resources! This is the premier opportunity for Boulder County residents and homeowners to see first hand that sustainable homes are comfortable, practical, reliable and affordable! Tour participants have the opportunity to interact with homeowners, builders, contractors, installers, sustainability nonprofits—and fellow community members—who have the experience and knowledge in making homes sustainable and make it easy to understand ways to live sustainably. Come see who, what, and how!
HOW: Register for the tour and visit the tour’s Facebook events page at http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/event.php?eid=189612224425341
Special this year: the Hop bus is going rogue! The City of Boulder Local Environmental Action Division (LEAD) is providing free bus guided tours on the north side of Boulder from 10:00am to 1:00pm and on the south side of Boulder from 1:00 to 4:00pm. Register for the tour today indicate your preference for this first come first serve option.
Special this year: take the tour on a B-cycle! Through a promotion offered by Boulder B-cycle, have the opportunity to register for the tour and ride to tour stops with one of the stylish, comfortable Boulder B-cycle bikes. Bikes are available to tour participants on Sunday, October 2nd. Register for the tour today and enjoy a bike ride around town.
And here’s a preview of the tour homes, community points of interest, and our partners: