This is the first of the four Green Building Open Houses in the Series open to the public.
This open house showcases what improvement can be done to a modest house to reduce its energy use and carbon footprint. The owners show their commitment to a sustainable lifestyle by driving an all-electric car, two electric bicycles, installing an electric charging station at home, adding a 5.7 kW solar system (22 panels) on the roof to generate electricity on site and keeping a thriving garden for food production. The fuel cost for the electric car is about $2/100km. The solar system produced 4.5 MWh of electricity during the first 7 months (January through July). Expected savings on hydro cost is projected to be about $850 per year.
Address: 5058 Longview Dr., Bowser.
More information is available here: http://www.rdn.bc.ca/cms.asp?wpID=3537
To register, call 1-888-828-2069.