Omaha Public Radio News
Fri October 1, 2010
The 3rd Annual Green Home Tour Takes Place this Saturday
By Cheril Lee
Omaha, NE – The 3rd annual Green Home Tour takes place this Saturday.
UNO Environmental Advocate Patrick Wheeler says the Green Home Tour shuttles will depart from UNO's Mammel Hall, starting at 10:00 a.m. Wheeler says the tour will include five midtown Omaha homes. He says two are new construction and three are existing homes that have undergone various stages of renovation. Wheeler says each of the homes has different, innovative ideas. He says, "There are low or no-cost improvements people can do, things like low-flow fixtures and efficient lighting fixtures to repairing leaks, both water and air to the more elaborate things like photo-voltaic laminate panels and ground source heat pumps."
Wheeler says everyone is welcome to attend the tour. Tour details are available online at greenomahacoalition.org.