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Open house gives chance to see green buildings in action

October 11, 2012
Adirondack Daily Enterprise

TUPPER LAKE - The Northeast Sustainable Energy Association's annual Green Buildings Open House, the largest sustainable energy event in the Northeast, is set to take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

On this day, homes, businesses and schools invite the public inside to investigate the renewable technologies and green building features being employed on site. One home in Tupper Lake will be part of this year's Green Buildings Open House, and several more will participate in the region.

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 bigger.

To get a list of locations in the area or to learn more about building features or fuel types, go to and search the database.

At open house sites, visitors can see homes or businesses that feature energy efficiency, renewable energy and/or sustainable materials; learn ways to reduce a site's eco-footprint, reduce embedded energy, conserve water and ensure that buildings are healthy environments; and talk to home or building owners on-site, who can help answer your questions about installation, costs, and benefits.



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