Sustainable Building On Display Sunday
Passive solar. LED lighting. Urban gardens. This weekend, BRING Recycling's Home and Garden Tour in Eugene highlights sustainable design and low-impact construction.
Julie Daniel is the Executive Director of BRING. She says the tour started as a showcase for re-used materials. Over six years, it's expanded:
Daniel: "There's more than one new building on the tour this year. Some are still under construction. There's a net zero home, which is a home that uses no energy, it actually returns more energy than it uses to the grid, including charging their electric car."
Sunday's tour visits ten low-impact, energy-efficient sites around Eugene. It ends at Wildcraft Cider Works. The owners used reclaimed and salvaged materials to rejuvenate their space at Fourth and Lincoln. They'll tap their first keg of hard cider as the show's finale.