Monday, April 14, 2008

Don't forget to sign up for the Green Home Tour and Seminar, April 26, 2008!

The 2nd Green Home Tour and Seminar is less than 2 weeks away!
  • Green ideas exhibit: Local green building businesses and organizations will exhibit wares and services from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Green tips from experts: The seminar, from 9 a.m. to noon, will feature information about green remodeling and lowering energy costs. Ed Tuchler, from Shelter Alternatives and Colin Arnold, from Community Housing Partners, will discuss "Green Remodeling: Retrofitting Your Home;" Terry Clements, associate professor of landscape architecture, College of Architecture and Urban Studies, Virginia Tech, will discuss "Landscaping for Energy Conservation;" and Bryan Walsh, from Solar Connexion, will discuss "Residential Solar Technology."
  • Tour green homes: Tours, held from 1 to 5 p.m. at houses throughout the New River Valley, will feature area residences that are extremely energy efficient in their design and construction, utilize renewable energy systems, or utilize local building materials.

Registration is $15 per person, or $25 for two people, through the Blacksburg Parks and Recreation website, or by calling 540.961.1135.

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