Visit three homes in the Whitefish area that feature innovative, energy efficient and sustainable design. Learn about cutting-edge building materials, how to dramatically reduce energy costs, and opportunities to generate your own power.
This event is free. Lunch will be served at Home #3. Please RSVP by October 11 by sending an email to Karin Hilding, Climate Smart Board Member and Project Engineer at the City of Whitefish: Khilding@CityofWhitefish.org.
Meet at the Center for Entrepreneurship and Sustainability next to Whitefish High School (1141 4th Street) at 9:45 to carpool to the three homes, or join us at Home #1 at 10 a.m.
Home #1 – 10 a.m.: Cross-laminated timber home built and designed by owners Yvonne May and Jake Christiansen. Their home utilizes European-style engineered wood using small-diameter logs. It features triple-paned window and is a energy efficient home built with virtually no construction waste. Location: Lamb Lane off of Karrow Avenue. Click here for more background info.
Home #2 – 11 a.m.: Energy-efficient green home built by Mark Van Everen and Bridgewater Builders. Location to be determined. Learn more about Mark’s business here.
Home #3 – Noon: Zero-discharge home built by owner Richard Cohen. Featuring solar power, solar thermal water, super-insulated efficiency, composting toilet, and grey water treatment for irrigation of greenhouse beds. Location: 160 Kallner Lane. Lunch will be served to tour participants at Richard’s house, sponsored by Climate Smart Glacier Country.
Wrap-Up – 1 p.m. Carpool back to the Center for Sustainability and Entrepreneurship for a brief wrap up.