Passive Solar Open House

The Green Homes Solar Tour was a great success at my house anyway. We had many visitors though I did not count, nor did I take photos. One of our volunteer docents took this photo though!

Solar House Tour

Solar House Tour

It was fun to share the house and the LEED features with so many interested people. I was especially glad that Vera, the original home owner, and her friend Carol visited the house because Vera has not see the house for a couple of years. So much more is done. Carol was often in the house when their kids were growing up. So they have good memories that lend a happy ambiance to the house I think.

I had several signs that were posted all around the house to share the technologies we used. Also had samples of some of the materials used in the construction.

Utility room signs

Utility room signs

It was fun to answer questions and explain some of the features of the house. When I was occupied some visitors could just wander around and read the signs. I had a whole wall dedicated to LEED including my checklist!

Signs on post in living room

Signs on post in living room

Dave had a good time too explaining the greenhouses, the negarim soil mounds, his giant solar cooker and the slip form construction for the garden wall. Luckily it was a lovely day so people could walk around both inside and outside. I was losing my voice by the end of the day. Haven’t talked all day for quite some time. My biggest regret is not being able to see the other houses on the tour!

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One Response to Passive Solar Open House

  1. Jean Irving says:

    Congrats! It sounds like it was a huge success.

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