Visit three homes in the Whitefish area that feature innovative, energy efficiency, 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 12 by contacting Karin Hilding, Climate Smart Board Member and Project Engineer at the City of Whitefish: firstname.lastname@example.org or 406-863-2450.
Meet at the Center for Sustainability and Entrepreneurship next to Whitefish High School (1141 4th Street) at 10:45 am to carpool to the three homes or join us at Home #1 at 11 am.
Home #1 – 11 am: 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 an energy efficient home built with virtually no construction waste. Location: Lamb Lane off of Karrow Avenue. Click here for more background info.
Home #2 – 12 pm: Energy-efficient green home built by Mark Van Everen and Bridgewater Builders. 325 Sawtooth Drive in Whitefish. Learn more about Mark’s business here.
Home #3 – 1 pm: 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 – 2 pm: Carpool back to the Center for Sustainability and Entrepreneurship for a brief wrap up.
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