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Dorothy D. and Roy H. Park Center for Business and Sustainable Enterprise featured during 2009 Ithaca Green Buildings Open House

On Saturday and Sunday, October 3-4 from 10:00AM - 4:00PM, you can tour more than two dozen homes and businesses that use renewable energy and/or eco-friendly building practices. These buildings will be open to the public for self-guided tours during this FREE event. Homeowners and/or builders will be on hand to discuss their work and answer questions about solar energy, wind power, straw bale construction, timber framing, non-toxic finishes, recycled materials, and more.

Half of the Green Buildings Open House sites will be open each day. Visit http://ccetompkins.org for details on specific sites and van or walking tours. Call (607) 272-2292 or email gm52@cornell.edu for more information.

New this year: Green Building Speakers on Friday, October 2nd, and Saturday, October 3rd from 7:00-9pm! These presentations will be held at the Dorothy D. and Roy H. Park Center for Business and Sustainable Enterprise at Ithaca College (with tours of this LEED-Platinum-certified building beginning at 6:00pm).

Friday, October 2nd: Get a slide-show preview of the homes and businesses on the tour and hear a panel of people who worked on them talk about the stories behind these projects—including design considerations, materials choices, and lessons learned.
$5 suggested donation.

Saturday, October 3rd: As Associate Editor at BuildingGreen, LLC, in Brattleboro VT, Mark Piepkorn, is at the forefront of the green building movement. He’ll be talking about lifecycles of building materials and houses and simple basics of how to build (and rebuild) green.
$5 suggested donation.

The Green Buildings Open House is presented annually by the Ithaca Green Building Alliance and Tompkins County Cooperative Extension, with support from Ithaca College, in conjunction with the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association and the American Solar Energy Society.

 




Originally published in School of Business: Dorothy D. and Roy H. Park Center for Business and Sustainable Enterprise featured during 2009 Ithaca Green Buildings Open House .


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