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Fredericksburg SHINES hosts their 3rd annual Green Home Tour on Saturday, September 19th, 2015, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets for the event are $25. Learn more at

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This fall tour of homes will spotlight local examples of sustainable-living practices at 10 homes. Sustainable practices to be showcased on the tour will include solar applications for electricity generation (main roof, garage roof, and ground mount applications), water heating, attic cooling, and solar tubes as interior light sources. For those interested in water applications, there will be examples of water-wise landscaping (including xeriscaping) and rainwater collection systems. Compressed earth block, super high efficiency, and “cool roof” type constructed homes will be included on the tour. Zero waste applications, and the following electric vehicles: Tesla, BMWi3, and Chevy Volt (or two) will also be on display.

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Fredericksburg SHINES hosts an annual tour of sustainable homes. Our 3rd annual Green Home Tour has been scheduled for Saturday, September 19th, 2015, with newly extended hours of 9 a.m. to 4 p.m, plus a food truck, The Black Pig, located on site at one of our homes. Estimated food serving time: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Click for more details and to purchase your tickets online.

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