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Solar and Green Building Tour of WNY
Solar and Green Building Tour of WNY

A Statement Released by the Western New York Sustainable  Energy Association

Buffalo, NY, On Saturday, October 13, 2012, over 1500 people from across WNY will experience  the Solar & Green Building Tour, an annual event held by the Western New York Sustainable  Energy Association (WNYSEA). 

With over 25 sites open across the region, for one day only, attendees will have an opportunity to learn about solar, geothermal, energy efficiency, net zero,  green roofs, LEED buildings and reuse of historic structures. This event is not a traditional tour, it is  an open house. All sites are open on October 13, 2012 from 10am – 4pm unless noted otherwise. 

The event is free, open to the public and no registration is required.  A full list of sites is available here. WNYSEA believes that this event helps to establish a need and demand for green jobs across the  region. “Last year we had the largest tour in all of New York State, and this year we plan to go  even bigger says Bernice Radle, Co-chair of the 2012 tour. We have confirmed the NFTA Living 

Roof Bus Shelter, CIR Electric’s moving solar array that moves with the sun to optimize sunlight,  Singer Farm Naturals in Wilson and so many others.  This is a great opportunity to learn from the  folks who live with these technologies every day, not from a sales person trying to convince you  to buy in. The Solar and Green Building Tour is an event that educates, inspires and encourages  people to take the next step with their home or building.”

WNYSEA will be kicking off the annual event with an awards ceremony at 9:30a.m., on Saturday,  October 13, 2012  at Hispanics United of Buffalo  – 254 Virginia Street on Buffalo’s West Side.  WNYSEA will give its annual leader ship award to two organizations; Hispanics United of Buffalo  for their efforts in promoting renewable technologies in our region and the Clean Air Coalition for  their sustainability and air quality efforts across WNY. The public is welcome to attend. The NFTA  will be providing 50 day passes for the metro/bus to encourage public transit  which can be  picked up at the awards ceremony.

Additional prizes will be awarded to the people who attend  the kickoff.

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