2011 Build It Green! Home Tour and Information Fair

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The City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability is throwing its annual information fair on eco-friendly building practices, along with a self-led tour of area homes. Read on for the details. Please note: the Buckman Historic Association will also have a booth at the information fair!

2011 Build It Green! Home Tour and Information Fair

WHAT
The City of Portland’s tenth annual Build It Green! Home Tour and Information Fair features twenty-two green remodels and new homes around the Portland metropolitan area. Many of the homes and affordable housing include solar panels, ecoroofs, rainwater harvesting, natural landscaping, water and energy conservation, reused building materials, alternative construction techniques, small footprints and much more.

Homeowners and contractors will be available to share their personal experiences and to answer questions.  A FREE family-friendly information fair will be a prelude to the tour with green vendors, demonstrations, food, drink and music.

WHEN & WHERE
Saturday, 24 September 2011

Information Fair: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Hosted by Green Depot at Ecohaus, 819 SE Taylor St, Portland

Home Tour (self-guided): 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Featuring 22 tour stops throughout the Portland metro area

WHO
This event is suitable for all ages.

Presented by the City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability. Sponsored by Metro, Energy Trust of Oregon, Solar Oregon, Oregon Home magazine, and City of Portland Bureaus of Environmental Services, Development Services and Water.

For more info: visit http://www.portlandonline.com/bps/builditgreen, e-mail greenhotline@portlandoregon.gov, or call 503-823-5431.

Staff will make reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities. Please notify us no fewer than five (5) business days prior to the event by phone at 503-823-7700, by the TTY line at 503-823-6868, or by the Oregon Relay Service at 1-800-735-2900.

CONTACT
Valerie Garrett, tour coordinator 503-823-5431
valerie.garrett@portlandoregon.gov

Christine Llobregat, media contact 503-823-7007
christine.llobregat@portlandoregon.gov

About the City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability
To create and enhance a vibrant city, BPS combines the disciplines of planning and sustainability to advance Portland’s diverse and distinct neighborhoods, promote a prosperous and low-carbon economy, and help ensure that people and the natural environment are healthy and integrated into the cityscape. BPS provides a forum for community engagement and education, and is a catalyst for action. With a city full of partners, BPS develops creative and practical solutions on issues as far ranging as comprehensive, neighborhood and environmental planning,urban design, waste reduction and recycling, energy efficiency and solar technologies. This innovative, interdisciplinary approach strengthens Portland’s position as an international model of sustainable development practices and commerce. http://www.portlandonline.com/bps

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