Tour a home that generates more power than it uses

Tour a home that generates more power than it uses
This "net zero" home routinely produces more electricity than it consumes and only needs city water during the dry months of the year.

EUGENE, Ore. - Between solar power and rainwater harvesting, one Lane County home routinely produces twice as much power as it uses - and only requires city water during the dry months of the year.

The house is one of 12 stops on this Sunday's BRING Home and Garden Tour. The self-guided tour runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Other stops incude a housing co-op, a neighborhood garden built on a city right-of-way, a new multi-family development with shared garden and common areas, and a redeveloped downtown lot shared by two couples.
 
Other showcase energy and water conserving technologies. One of the homes draws power from the sun, wind and geothermal. Another stop is the first straw bale home built in Eugene.

BRING Home and Garden Tour tickets are $9 in advance or $12 on the day of tour, and may be purchased at Down to Earth, Lane Forest Products, BRING, and online at www.bringrecycling.org/tour.