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Phone: 503-823-7700

Curbside Hotline: 503-823-7202

1900 SW 4th Ave, Suite 7100, Portland, OR 97201

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Build It Green! Tour attracts homes with good energy

The 2010 Build It Green! Home Tour on Saturday, September 25 was a sensation! Thank you to all the enthusiastic volunteers, tour goers, home owners, contactors, staff, media, nonprofits and vendors who contributed to the vitality, diversity and success of BPS’s 9th Annual Build It Green! Home Tour and Info Fair. Nearly 1,000 tour-goers learned about the latest in green building techniques at the homes and at the Info Fair at Ecohaus.

The 21 green home projects really shined in the 80-degree sunny weather. Solar panels cranked away, insulated spaces stayed cool, homeowners got rave reviews from curious tour-goers, and inspiring information was exchanged. The Info Fair was full of energy, vendors, lively music, raffles, Metro’s native plant display and two tiny houses on trailers.

Thank you to our great tour and Info Fair sponsors:  Metro, Energy Trust of Oregon, Oregon Home Magazine, Solar Oregon, Ecohaus, City of Portland Bureaus of Environmental Services, Development Services and Water.

Do you have a green residential project you’d like to show off next year? 

Do you have a green residential project within the City of Portland to nominate for the tenth annual BIG! Home Tour? Contact Valerie Garrett, tour coordinator, at or 503-823-5431 to be placed on the contact list for nomination forms due out mid-February, 2011.