Thursday, October 03, 2013

Metro D.C. Tour of Solar & Green Homes

IT’S THIS WEEKEND! Bring your friends and family to the Solar Tour! 

maryland guideAttention all homeowners, green advocates, and smart investors! The 23nd Annual Metropolitan Washington, D.C. Tour of Solar & Green Homes will be held on October 5th and 6th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.  This fall, green enthusiasts like you have the unique opportunity to view more than 50 energy-efficient homes throughout D.C., Maryland and Virginia. 

D.C. metro area residents will open their homes on the tour to showcase a variety of solar design, technology and sustainable living concepts, including solar electric (photovoltaic panels) 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 MOM’s Organic Markets - check the website for more information on 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  For carbon-free bicycle tour-goers: Enjoy a self-guided bike tour planned for select homes on the tour. 

Our sister tour, the 4th Annual Maryland Tour of Solar & Green Homes will highlight more than 30 green homes and buildings from Frederick, Hagerstown, to Western Maryland.  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, visit

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