We’re hoping the tour will help people realize that they too can make their homes energy efficient.
Shepherdstown, W.Va (PRWEB) August 05, 2014
Organizers of the Constructing Change: Energy Efficiency Homes Tour are seeking energy efficient homes to be featured on the tour, which will take place on October 25, 2014, featuring energy efficient homes throughout the region. Organized by Randy Swartz, owner of Home Efficiency Solutions, the goal of the tour is to educate and connect homeowners, homebuilders, and real estate professionals about the benefits of energy efficient homes.
Swartz, who performs energy audits and helps homeowners find energy efficient solutions for their homes, says that he’s looking for homeowners that are willing to open up their home to be toured by the public.
West Virginia was ranked 46th among 50 states and Washington, D.C. when it comes to energy efficiency, according to the American Council for an Energy-Efficiency Economy (ACEEE), a dim statistic that Swartz hopes he can help change.
“We’re hoping the tour will help people realize that they too can make their homes energy efficient,” says Swartz. “Not all energy efficient homes were built to be efficient. Many have had slight modifications, things as simple as caulking, new windows and doors, and improved insulation. These changes save money—it’s important to know about.”
“Homes featured on the tour are homes that are breaking the mold, whether they’ve had modifications, or they were built with energy efficiency in mind” says Swartz. “It’s important that we get the word out there that it is possible to have an energy efficient home. They save money, sell faster on the market, and homebuyers looking for an energy efficient home may qualify for a ‘green mortgage’.”
Homeowners interested in featuring their home on the tour must have a HERS rating. HERS, which stands for Home Energy Rating System, is a nationally recognized system for inspecting and calculating a home’s energy performance.
If you have an energy efficient home you’d like featured on the tour, contact Randy Swartz at 304.676.8892 or go to http://constructingchangehometour.com.
ABOUT THE CONSTRUCTING CHANGE: ENERGY EFFICIENCY HOMES TOUR:
The Constructing Change: Energy Efficiency Homes Tour is the only home tour event in the Eastern Panhandle region created to connect, educate and highlight individuals and businesses concerned with the state of home energy efficiency. Randy Swartz, owner of Home Efficiency Solutions, founded the tour. For more information, visit http://www.ConstructingChangeHomeTour.com or call (304) 676-8892 for more information.