Free Self-Guided Residential Tour, Saturday September 21, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 10 Homes county-wide.
The 13th Annual San Diego Sustainability Tour gives those interested in learning more about sustainable home solutions, like solar panels, a chance to tour homes using the highest standards of energy efficiency. This year's tour, on Saturday, September 21, includes an "energy showcase home" in Santee.
The theme for the tour this year is “Be Sustainably Inspired.”
The tours, presented by the San Diego Renewable Energy Society (SDRES), offer home owners, property owners, business owners, representatives of public agencies and educators the opportunity to talk with fellow property owners and solar experts County-wide about the innovative solutions they are employing to 1) improve property values, 2) slash utility bills, 3) fuel their electric vehicles, 4) recoup their tax dollars via tax credits and state rebates, 5) create green jobs and 6) assert their energy independence.
9319 Van Andel Way, Santee
"A humble abode with big energy bravado, this “Energy Showcase Home” demonstrates how the average family can transform a simple energy-hungry home into a cost-effective, money saving machine – and how to do it using other people’s money! ASI Hastings, Heating, Air and Solar invested in the home and remodeled it inside and out it to reflect the latest in energy efficiency and solar innovations – solutions that qualified for a 30% solar tax incentive and $4,500 in Energy Upgrade California cash rebates. Inside, find high-efficiency heating and AC, ductwork, insulation and air sealing techniques, Energy Star appliances and LED lighting. Outside, solar PV and xeriscaping with drip irrigation dramatically offset and reduce energy and water consumption."