Accessory Dwelling Units: A Sustainable Housing Solution

September 24, 2020

Guest post from Mary Hearn, ADU Enthusiast & Advocate Learn more about the ADU Lab here.  Allowing homeowners to add accessory dwelling units (ADUs) to their property is one of the most promising infill development strategies we have for increasing our supply of housing within the existing fabric of our community. Many communities across the […]

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With EPS, energy performance is in the details

September 22, 2020

Guest post from Energy Trust of Oregon See the benefits of energy-efficient homes at this year’s virtual Central Oregon Green Tour. Energy experts and homeowners will give you the insider’s scoop and lead video tours of EPSTM rated homes built for quality, comfort and efficiency. Brought to you by Energy Trust of Oregon, EPS is […]

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Open the Door to Savings with EPS

September 24, 2019

Open the door to energy savings with EPS Experience the beauty of energy efficiency at this year’s Green Tour. You’ll find homes built for quality, comfort and efficiency, with an EPS™ to prove it. EPS, brought to you by Energy Trust of Oregon, is an energy performance scoring system that gives you an inside look […]

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Welcome to the Year of Solar + Storage

September 19, 2019

A message from E2 Solar, presenting sponsor of the 2019 Green Tour. Solar + storage may be a new term for many, but the 2019 Green Tour marks a transition point for solar + storage in Central Oregon and beyond. You will have a chance to see, in person, solar + storage systems that allow […]

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Green Tour Volunteer Spotlight: Kerie Raymond

September 3, 2019

Our annual Green Tour highlights innovation in sustainable design while still demonstrating how everyday people can save energy at home and at work. Kerie Raymond, a naturopathic Doctor at Hawthorne Healing Arts Center, has volunteered during this event for the past five years! Kerie has personal interests that align with the Green Tour, including energy […]

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Green Tour Seeking Applications

June 19, 2019

The 19th annual Green tour will highlight positive solutions to save energy in Central Oregon and we want you to be part of it! The Energy Challenge is seeking applicants to showcase their homes and buildings on the 2019 Green Tour on Saturday, September 28th. The tour highlights innovation in sustainable design while still demonstrating […]

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Green Tour Sneak Peek #3-Locally generated renewable energy

September 20, 2018

Homegrown renewable energy is expanding in Central Oregon–both for residential use and utility-scale and rightfully so. We have some of the best solar potential in the US. This is an opportunity to visit a solar farm and get behind the scenes. Local Cypress Creek Renewables staff will be on site at the solar farm on […]

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ClearPine Cottages-Green Tour Site #10

September 19, 2018

An innovative cottage development in Sisters ClearPine Cottages- An innovative cottage development in Sisters ClearPine’s site on the 2018 Green Tour is a 1004 sqft cottage called Blue Fescue, one of nine cottages in a development cluster. Situated in the center of ClearPine, a sustainable, Earth Advantage community. The ClearPine Cottage cluster was designed and constructed […]

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Transforming our communities to a solar future

September 18, 2018

There are many reasons to thank Nikola Tesla when it comes to modern technology, had capitalistic greed not stood in his way, Tesla’s contributions to society could have gone significantly further. Despite his mental breakdowns later in life that were likely caused by detractors and capitalists who refuted his utopian visions for society, Tesla created […]

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Open the door to energy savings with EPS

September 17, 2018

Experience the beauty of energy efficiency at this year’s Central Oregon Green Tour. You’ll find homes built for quality, comfort and efficiency, with an EPS™ to prove it. EPS, brought to you by Energy Trust of Oregon, is an energy performance scoring system that gives you an inside look at the energy impact of a […]

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