Friday, October 16, 2015

Tour of Sustainable Homes

McMurray Home - 4745 Oak Ridge Road in Lake Oswego

Do you want to learn more about solar PV arrays, rainwater collection systems, energy efficient lighting or other sustainable home features? The 2015 Sustainable Home Tour will give you the opportunity to talk to local homeowners about what they are doing to achieve savings, what new technology is available, financing, and how to create energy security. Sponsored by the Sustainability Advisory Board, Lake Oswego Sustainability Network, and Resiliency Organization of West Linn, the Sustainable Home Tour is a “drive yourself ” tour of four homes in Lake Oswego and West Linn from 1 to 4 p.m., Saturday, October 17.  

Visit these homes!

McMurray Home: solar array and passive solar design for energy efficiency and to power a Tesla Roadster!

Sommer Home: solar array, reclaimed material design, and a rain barrel system combine to reduce this home’s energy and water needs.

Cha Home: green remodel of a 1980s home with a solar array, energy and water efficient design and much more make this home a great example of how to remodel sustainably.

Jackson Home: participant in Solar City’s pay-as-you-go program, this home is a great place to learn how to install solar affordably. 

For more information and a list of homes and locations, please visit Tour of Sustainable Homes.