Thursday, October 04, 2007

Green Buildings Open House Saturday

From Thursday's Ithaca Journal:

Cornell Cooperative Extension and the Ithaca Green Building Alliance’s annual Green Buildings Open House will showcase green building practices and renewable energy technologies from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6 at 26 homes and businesses in Tompkins, Tioga and Schuyler Counties.

A directory of the houses involved in the Open House can be downloaded at the Cornell Cooperative Extension site. One of the house listed is in Dryden and some are very nearby.

I'm looking forward to seeing the straw bale home under construction for JoAnne Cipolla and Deborah Dennis at 964 West Dryden Road. It's number 13 in the directory if you're looking for it.

I hope I can also get to James and Susan Spear's home at 2170 Ellis Hollow Road, Ithaca, just over the line into Caroline. They have solar panels, a wind turbine, a geothermal heat pump and more.

There's also Steve & Cindy Nicholson's house at 220 Yaple Road, Berkshire with wind energy, solar panels and more.


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