Cornell University

2012 Ithaca-Area Green Buildings Open House

Sunday, October 14, 2012 at 10:00am to 4:00pm

Tompkins County Area

Come see how homeowners near you have implemented green building methods, materials, and technologies!

Twenty-one homes throughout Tompkins County that feature renewable energy and/or eco-friendly building practices will be open to the public for self-guided tours during this two-day event. Homeowners and/or builders will be on-hand to discuss their work and answer questions about solar energy, wind power, geothermal, solar hot water, straw bale construction, timber framing, non-toxic finishes, local and reclaimed materials, and more.

Please show your support for the Open House and help us make it support itself financially by buying a wristband! Just $5 gets you into as many houses as you can visit over the two days. Anyone under 18 is free. Buy your wristband before the event at CCE-Tompknis (615 Willow Ave., Ithaca), Home Green Home (on the Commons in Ithaca), Greenstar Cooperative Market (701 W. Buffalo St., Ithaca), or during the event at select sites on the tour.

Visit for details on specific sites and which day they’re open. Call (607) 272-2292 or e-mail for more information. You can also find us on Facebook! Presented by Tompkins County Cooperative Extension and the Ithaca Green Building Alliance, in conjunction with the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association and the American Solar Energy Society.

Event Type



Cornell Cooperative Extension, Sustainability



$5 wristband



Contact E-Mail

Contact Name

Guillermo Metz

Contact Phone

(607) 272-2292

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