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BPS News: Nomination period open for 2012 Build It Green! Home Tour

BPS News 

9 April 2012


Christine Llobregat


Nomination period open for 2012 Build It Green! Home Tour

Judging panel is looking for a variety of green-built home projects

Owners or developers of residential green building projects in Portland, Oregon have until 5 p.m. May 14 to nominate a project for the 11th annual Build It Green! Home Tour and Information Fair. BIG! is a ticketed self-guided tour of 20 green remodels and new homes around the Portland metropolitan area. The tour is presented by the City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability.
For the 2012, the judging panel encourages nominations for space-efficient dwellings, homesteads, accessory dwelling units, owner-built, Passive Houses, net-zero energy and green historic homes.
Submit nominations online at:

On the tour and at the info fair, chat with homeowners, designers, do-it-yourselfers and contractors about solar panels, ecoroofs (green roofs), rainwater harvesting, natural landscaping, affordable housing, water and energy conservation, natural building materials, alternative construction techniques and much more.
Tour date: Saturday, September 22, 2012
Tour time: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For home tour questions, contact Valerie Garrett, tour coordinator, 503-823-5431 for more information and volunteer opportunities.
The info fair is a prelude to the tour that features green vendors, demonstrations, food, drink and music at Green Depot. For booth information contact Susanna Schultz, Green Depot, 206-315-1958.

Event Sponsors

Metro, Energy Trust of Oregon, Oregon Home, Solar Oregon, City of Portland Bureaus of Development Services, Environmental Services and Water.