Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Anyone interested in offering their home or commercial establishment for the tour can complete the online application survey. The answers to the survey will help us organize all the entries and their features for the tour packet. Prior to starting the survey you should have the appropriate information ready about your building, as you can’t leave and re-enter the survey. Important information includes:
· Insulation types and R values
· Window types and U values
· Any Energy Rating certifications and results
· Utility bill information for the last 12 months
For more information please visit the NRV GreenMOB website.
Please pass along this information to anyone you think would be interested.
Friday, March 26, 2010
Monday, April 20, 2009
The event is this Saturday, April 25th, from 9am to 5pm and includes 16 green buildings in Montgomery and Floyd Counties. Ed Tuchler from Shelter Alternatives will provide an overview of the buildings on the tour from 9-10am at the Y Center, 1000 North Main Street, Blacksburg. Refreshments will be served. Buildings will be open for touring from 10am-5pm. The tour is $15 per person. Register at the YMCA Open University or by calling 540-961-9622.
A free Green Building Expo will take place at the Y Center from 8am - noon. The NRV Green MOB hopes to see you there!
Monday, April 13, 2009
The Green Home Tour organizing committee is still seeking volunteers to help with the Green Home Tour on Saturday, April 25th. Volunteers may participate in the event free of charge. Please contact Susan Garrison at 558-0786 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer.
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Monday, March 30, 2009
April 4, 9-1130am, at the Montgomery County Government Center in Christiansburg, the Community Design Assistance Center and Virginia Cooperative Extension partner together again to offer the 4th regional Build-Your-Own Rain Barrel workshop. Participants will learn about watersheds, how local measures can make local and regional impacts, and what low impact development tools can be used on their property. Participants will engage in hands-on construction of a barrel they can then take with them to begin reducing runoff and utilizing rainwater at home. The cost is $50 per barrel and includes all necessary supplies. It is suggested that participants bring work gloves and wear comfortable clothes that can get dirty. All other tools and supplies will be provided. Be sure the barrel will fit in your vehicle – approximate dimensions are 4’ x 2’ x 2’. $10; plus $50 supply fee for rain barrel to instructors. Register at the YMCA at Virginia Tech.
Monday, March 16, 2009
Join Ed Tuchler of Shelter Alternatives, Beth Lohman of DEQ, and Justin Boyle of Green Valley Builders on Monday, March 23 from 6-9pm in learning about what should you consider when planning to build a green home. They’ll look at everything from site and form to construction details and material usage, including minimizing waste and what to do with the leftovers. $20. Register for the class at the VT YMCA Open University website.