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Green And Solar Tours Coming to Coos County October 6th
Coos Bay area homeowners looking to shrink their energy costs and their environmental footprint have a chance to learn by example during an upcoming green tour event. The tour is part of Oregon Green & Solar Tours — a statewide event organized by Solar Oregon — with tours scheduled in 16 Oregon communities this fall.
Sol Coast Consulting and Design presents the Coos County Green & Solar Home Tour on Saturday, October 6th at 8:30 starting at the Coos Bay Fire Station. The tour will provide a first stop for many homeowners and businesses looking for opportunities to decrease their energy usage.
Featured at the tour this year will be:
City of Coos Bay Fire Station, a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design building, the first in our community
ORCA Park West apartments with Solar electricity and energy efficient heat pump water heaters
A straw bale home with off-grid solar electric
An Earth Advantage certified home in Coos County with staggered stud framing, extreme insulation, active heat recovery ventilation system, and solar thermal system
A solar retrofit for a custom built home
A small, custom built home featuring grid tied solar electricity, solar thermal, and high performance construction
A passive solar home with solar hot water and masonry woodstove
The Tour starts with a no-host continental breakfast and registration at the Coos Bay Fire Station, A guided tour to the sites will leave from the Fire Station at 9am. Limited seating transportation will be provided. They will return to the fire station about at 1:30pm.