The date for the Colorado Renewable Energy Society (CRES) Denver Area Sustainable Living Tour is almost here!
We’re excited to showcase energy efficiency, renewable energy technologies and sustainable living when we kick-off our local homes tour as part of national tour events across the country. Across the U.S. more than 160,000 participants will visit some 5,500 buildings in 3,200 communities. Tours are coordinated nationally by the American Solar Energy Society in collaboration with partner organizations like CRES.
We enjoyed photographing 14 unique homes located across south Denver metro neighborhoods featuring shining examples of low cost energy efficiency measures, to sustainable gardening, to passive solar design and active solar installations, electric vehicles and more. Interested in saving money and energy? Come see a home with an annual utility bill under $300! Several homes on the tour are new or near-new, while yet others were built in the mid- 1900’s. We even have a cluster of homes located along the light rail line which will take visitors to the North American Passive House Conference exhibit hall where they can view state of the art building components for super-efficient homes.
Be one of several hundred tour-goers and learn how to take the next steps toward a more sustainable lifestyle in your home. Don’t miss out on a great opportunity to chat with homeowners, designers, do-it-yourselfers and contractors about solar hot water, solar electric (photovoltaics), water conservation and energy efficiency, natural building materials, and alternative construction techniques. Pick up some great ideas for your current home, or dream big for a future home.
Register early for extra value! On Thursday, September 27th, at 7 p.m. at 3245 Eliot Street in Denver, CRES hosts an informative and fun session entitled “Going Green Without Breaking the Bank: Options in Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy”. Your tour ticket gets you in for free!
Access our mobile-friendly website to plan your route and to get the full story on each of the tour homes at www.cogreenhomestour.org.
Or, buy your ticket the day of the tour. Either way, you’ll want to check in at Arapahoe Community College (ACC), 5900 S. Santa Fe Drive in Littleton and pick up your guide map and get last minute details. Explore a plethora of sponsor exhibits on solar hot water, solar photovoltaics, energy efficiency and more from Earth Energy Solutions, Namaste, Solar City, REC Solar, and more. During the free educational and interactive seminars and workshops throughout the day, learn about how to get started in solar, weatherproofing your home, and find out about the energy coursework offered at ACC.
Homes are open to tour participants from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday, September 29th. The self-paced tour gives participants the ability to start and stop where and when they choose.
Cost: $10 for non-members, $5 for CRES members and students with ID. To purchase your tickets online, please go to http://www.blacktie-colorado.com/rsvp and enter event code: CRES929 (All one word, not case sensitive). For more information on the CRES Denver Area Sustainable Living Tour see: www.cogreenhomestour.org or www.cres-energy.org/events/tour/