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Take the Green Home Tour on Sept. 27

Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - This home, located at 2134 Wembley Park Road, was remodeled with concerns for energy efficiency and aging in place.The city of Lake Oswego’s Sustainability Advisory Board is sponsoring a Green Home Tour from 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 27. The tour features two unique homes in Lake Oswego.

The first home, owned by Ginny Haines, is located at 2134 Wembley Park Road.

This is an example of an energy efficient and aging-in-place remodel. The home was remodeled with the reuse of as many materials of the original house as possible, installation of highly efficient energy systems, use of a highly-insulated building envelope and production of energy from solar sources.

The home has been designed for future wheelchair accessibility. The house also has a sustainable garden based on organic and water-wise principles. A year’s data shows significant electrical energy donated to the grid as well as enough produced to cover electrical needs of the household.

Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTOS - Matt Briggs' home at 305 G Avenue, will be open during the Green Home Tour.

“It’s exactly the way I wanted it,” Haines said.

Parking is available across the street at Uplands Elementary School.

At the second home located at 305 G Avenue, homeowner Matt Briggs is on a mission to help the public cut their carbon emission and show others what they can do at home. He has installed 47 solar panels on the roof that power his heating, cooling, electricity and part of a solar car. He will have information about how to read an electric bill and how to achieve a net zero energy house.

At both houses, low-cost light/low energy LED light bulbs will be available for purchase.

For more information about the Green Home Tour call 503-699-4082 or 503-442-4082.

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