Green buildings open house
Region - posted Sep, 27 2013
REGION - The Northeast Sustainable Energy Association’s annual Green Buildings Open House (GBOH), the largest sustainable energy event in the northeast, is taking place on Oct. 5, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. On this day homes, businesses and schools invite the public to investigate the renewable technologies and green building features employed on site. Last year more than 10,000 people toured close to 500 sites from Maine to Pennsylvania, and this year’s event is expected to be even bigger. The goal of GBOH is to enable participants to see energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements in their communities, and motivate them to adopt similar solutions in their own homes. At host sites, participants are able to talk with home and business owners, ask questions, and see how their renewable energy technologies actually work. Buildings in Bolton, Willington, Colchester, and many other towns across Connecticut will be part of this year’s Green Buildings Open House. Just off Bolton's town green on Toomey Road, you can visit a passive house under construction and meet the homeowners and architect. What's a passive house? Come find out. Find a list of locations in our area at http://www.nesea.org/gboh.