Have you gone ‘green’? The East Bay Green Home Tour wants to hear from you

Piedmont CONNECT is partnering with the East Bay Green Home Tour to showcase how residents have adapted their homes to combat climate change, improve air quality, and conserve water.

From Piedmont CONNECT:

Calling all Piedmont “green” homeowners: The East Bay Green Home Tour is seeking homes to include in this year’s Green Home Tour taking place throughout the East Bay on Saturday, June 1. If you have taken steps to upgrade your home’s energy systems and appliances to combat climate change, the Home Tour may want to feature you!  The tour will consist of a virtual tour of three homes in the morning and an in-person tour of 10 homes in the afternoon.

Piedmont Connect is helping find eligible homes in Piedmont to feature on the tour. Connect volunteers will also serve as guides and safety monitors for any homes in Piedmont selected for the in-person tour. Since natural-gas home energy systems are the second biggest contributor (after transportation) to global warming in Piedmont, this is a great opportunity to showcase what we all can do to upgrade and re-energize our homes.

Green Home Tour organizer Amy Kiser said the main innovations people joining the tour are interested in learning about include:

  • Heat pump HVAC systems
  • Heat pump water heaters
  • Heat pump clothes dryers
  • Induction cooktops and ranges
  • Solar + battery
  • Span panels
  • 2-way EV chargers
  • Greywater systems, and
  • Rainwater catchment systems

“Homes rarely, if ever, have all these things! But it would be wonderful to find a Piedmont home with three or more features,” Kiser said.

Past home tours are available to view on YouTube HERE.

For information on participating this year, contact Amy Kiser at amy@verdantcpm.com.  Or visit the website https://www.eastbaygreenhome.com/

To learn more about home energy efficiency programs run by the City of Piedmont, contact Deniz Ergun, Sustainability Program Manager at dergun@piedmont.ca.gov.

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