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D.C. Tour of Solar Homes & Buildings
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2012

October 6–7, Sister Tour in Maryland and West Virginia

Attention all homeowners, green advocates, and smart investors! The 22nd Annual Metro Washington, D.C. Tour of Solar Homes & Buildings will be
held on October 6th and 7th from 11 am to 5 pm. This fall, green enthusiasts like you have the unique opportunity to view 65 energy-efficient homes and buildings throughout D.C., Maryland and Virginia. 

D.C. metro area residents will open their homes and buildings on the tour to showcase a variety of solar design, technology and sustainable living concepts, including solar electric (photovoltaic) and solar hot water systems, passive design, radiant heat, energy-efficient appliances, and energy-saving building construction techniques. Many homeowners also practice energy and water conservation measures, recycle and compost, and drive fuel-efficient or alternative energy vehicles.
 
Get your “passport” or Tour Guide for $5 at Bicycle SPACE and the Bike and Roll bike station at Union Station in D.C. and other participating distributors in the
suburbs — check the website for the date the guides go on sale and for an updated list of distributors.
 
This guide is your admission to the tour. Not only does it serve as a map with locations and directions to each home, but it provides a wealth of information on what’s hot in renewable energy: new technologies for residential homes, solar leasing, and the incentives and affordability of green systems. The guide can also be downloaded for free in September at  http://solartour.org/download.html.
 
For carbon-free bicycle tour-goers: Enjoy a self-guided bike tour planned for select homes on the tour.
 
Our sister tour, the 3rd Annual Maryland Tour of Solar & Green Homes will highlight 35 green homes and buildings from Frederick and Washington Counties to West Virginia. The tour includes a variety of residential solar homes featuring many energy efficient improvements as well as renewable energy improved buildings and properties. The Maryland Tour Guide can be purchased for a tax-deductible $2 fee from participating distributors in Maryland.
 
For the latest information on both tours, Likeus on Facebook or visit http://www.solartour.org

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