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WNY Solar Homes and Green Buildings Tour

A free self-guided tour tomorrow (Oct 1) will take you to over 35 different innovative “green” buildings and homes across Western New York. From 10am to 4pm you can join over 1500 people learning about geothermal and solar energy, historic energy efficient buildings and straw bale. The event is sponsored by the Western New York Sustainable Energy Association.

From 10am to 11am a kick off party will take place at the Innovation Center, 640 Ellicott Street in Downtown Buffalo. Join in on four workshops for recognizing green buildings, prizes, refreshments, and learning more about what the Buffalo Medical Campus is doing to create a more sustainable WNY. The workshops include:


Energy Efficiency in Your Home

Time: 11- 11:30am

Speaker: Gary Carrel, NYSERDA


Wind in Buffalo

Time: 11:30am – 12pm

Speaker: Wind Action Group


Geothermal 101

12- 12:30pm

Speaker: TBA


Solar 101

Time: 12:30 – 1pm

Speaker: Jim Walters, Solar Liberty


For a listing of the sites along the tour, visit

For questions contact Bernice Radle at or 760-408-7898.

-ariel peters