Energy saving features at the Shankland family residence in White Rock. Courtesy/PEEC
Energy saving features at the Frederickson family residence in Los Alamos. Courtesy/PEEC
- Self-guided Tour of Homes in Los Alamos County Saturday, Oct. 15
The Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities has announced the Energy Efficiency Home Tour to highlight real-world applications to reduce energy consumption and improve all-season comfort in the home.
Los Alamos County homeowners will open their doors 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15 to share their homes and the energy-efficient design features and upgrades that have worked for them.
Homes featured on the tour in the Los Alamos town site and White Rock neighborhoods incorporate passive solar design, energy-efficient building materials, energy-efficient windows and doors, thermal insulation, water-and-energy-conserving garden designs and irrigation systems, photovoltaic systems and more.
Home owners have been able to greatly reduce electric and natural gas bills.
For more information and to register for the tour, visit the Pajarito Environmental Education Center website at http://peecnature.org/events/details/?id=15650.
The Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) provides water and energy conservation outreach to Los Alamos County through a contractual agreement between the Department of Public Utilities and PEEC.