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Learn about home eco projects at 2012 Build it Green! tour

Self-guided tour slated for Sept. 22


Want to tour a super energy-efficient home built to Passive House standards, or cool new Accessory Dwelling Units that can be built alongside your Portland home?

Those and other features are part of the itinerary at this year’s Build it Green! Home Tour and Info Fair presented by the Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability.

The self-guided tour, which costs $15 for general admission, takes place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22.

Stops will include eight ADUs, two Passive Houses, developments with ecoroofs, swales, and permeable paving, a community center built on a reclaimed brownfield, and other projects.

Participants can chat with homeowners, designers, do-it-yourselfers and contractors.

There also will be an Info Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Green Depot, 819 S.E. Taylor St.

To register or find out more information, visit: portlandoregon.gov/bps/builditgreen.