"Green Building: Attaining the Promise" - Kick off the weekend with a thought-provoking evening as John "Jack" Elliott, Associate Professor in Cornell University's Department of Design and Environmental Analysis, discusses the environmental impact of the built environment, the advances we've made through green building practices, and where we still need to go. Friday, October 1, 7:00-9:00pm. Room 226, Weill Hall (a LEED Gold-rated building), Cornell University, with a tour of the building at 6:00pm. $5 suggested donation.
Don't miss this unique opportunity to see first-hand the renewable energy and green building practices at work in our area. Green building involves designing, constructing or renovating homes, schools, workplaces and other structures for high performance, human health and environmental sustainability. This year's Green Buildings Open House will feature 32 homes and businesses--and one amazing bus--in Tompkins County, and just over the border in Tioga and Schuyler Counties. Homeowners and/or green building professionals will be on site to answer questions and describe their building's green features--such as energy efficient appliances, passive solar design, photovoltaics, wind power, salvaged and non-toxic building materials, local lumber, strawbale construction and more .
Once again this year, our tour will take place over two days, with half of the homes open on Saturday, and half on Sunday. Please visit sites only on the days that the owners have agreed to be open!Visitors may view participating sites between 10:00am and 4:00 pm. As always, the Open House itself is free, but there is a charge for the van tours and Friday's presentation, and this year we will be accepting donations at the sites. Please support our green building education efforts and help defray costs. Thank you!
On the MAP OF 2010 SITES, blue icons indicate sites that are open on Saturday, October 2nd. Green icons are sites that are open on Sunday, October 3rd and the purple icon is the location of this year's presentation . By clicking on the icon accompanying each location, you can view a photo of that building and find a link to a separate CCE page that contains detailed building specs, special considerations and other important information about that specific site.
Preregistration is REQUIRED! There will be a walking tour of downtown Ithaca sites on Saturday, October 2, leaving Cooperative Extension (615 Willow Ave.) at 10 :00am. This tour, led by Shawn Lindabury, Community Energy Educator for Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County, will visit 607 Utica St., 510 Linn St., 302 Cascadilla St., 109 S. Albany St., 110 S. Albany St., and Ithaca Bakery at 400 N. Meadow St. Please pack a lunch.
Cancelled! Unfortunately there will be no bicycle tours this year.
Preregistration is REQUIRED! All vans will be departing from Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County (615 Willow Avenue in Ithaca) at 10:00am.
There is a charge of $10 per person or $15 for a couple from the same
household for these tours. Light snacks will be provided, but please
pack a lunch. Call (607) 272-2292 or email
firstname.lastname@example.org to preregister.
Last updated July 26, 2019