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Sustainable Building Tour - Woods Hole

Learn about several buildings in Falmouth designed to provide sustainable energy and food for their residents and to demonstrate solutions for a more sustainable global climate. The homes below are open for visits by the public during the hours shown. Homeowners will be available to discuss the ideas and features of each site.

3:30 – 5:00 pm       Rawley/Zweig Home, 8 Fay Road, Woods Hole

This 45-year old home was renovated to transition away from reliance on fossil fuels through  renewable energy technology and increasing energy efficiency throughout the home. Tour includes residential wind turbine, advanced low-energy features and practical lessons learned.

5:30 – 7:00 pm         Woods Hole Research Center, 149 Woods Hole Road, Falmouth

WHRC’s Woodwell Building was the recipient of numerous awards for green building design upon its completion in 2004. Consistent with the design intent, an integrated design-build approach achieved a super-insulated building envelope, high-performance glazing, energy recovery ventilation and other efficiency strategies. There will be guided tours of the building, a wine & cheese reception and a short talk by WHRC Founder George Woodwell