Forest Society Invites Public to Tour Its Energy-Efficient Conservation Center
CONCORD, NH, September 17, 2009 — The Forest Society’s award winning, energy efficient Conservation Center will be open to the public for touring on Saturday, October 3rd from 10am to 4pm. Find out how the Forest Society harnesses the sun’s energy passively and actively, discover the different design techniques used to conserve water and energy, and learn how we use one of New Hampshire’s most renewable resources to heat our campus during the winter. Tours will run throughout the day.
This event will take place in conjunction with the 2008 Green Buildings Open House day, a national celebration of sustainable building design. The open house offers members of the public a unique opportunity to see clean energy and green building practices at work.
The Conservation Center is one of many buildings in the Northeast using clean renewable energy and other green building technologies. On October 3rd, hundreds of these buildings will open their doors to the public for the Green Buildings Open House. Homeowners and building managers will be on site to describe their green building features and answer questions.
Northeast Sustainable Energy Association organizes the Green Buildings Open House in the six New England States, plus Delaware, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. For more information, including a database and map featuring all participating host sites, please contact Mary Biddle at 413-774-6051 x22 or visit http://www.nhsea.org/events08.php#gboh.
Founded in 1901, the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests is the state’s oldest and largest non-profit land conservation organization. Supported by 10,000 families and businesses, the Forest Society’s mission is to perpetuate the state’s forests by promoting land conservation and sustainable forestry. For more information, visit www.forestsociety.org.