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JUST PLAIN SMART CLEAN ENERGY TOUR & SEMINAR CT Zero Energy Challenge Winning House on Tour April 14

Contact: Judi Friedman, 860-693-4813 Voluntown, Connecticut will be the site of a comprehensive solar house tour and seminar Saturday, April 14.

Tour/seminars of the winning 2011 Connecticut Zero Energy Challenge house will be held at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm. The owners, as well as green recycling, insulation, geothermal and solar experts, will speak about clean energy, smart energy, and provide relevant literature. The 2800-square foot passive solar cape has superior insulation; a geothermal heating and cooling system; a leased 10.8 kW photovoltaic solar electric system; and a heat recovery ventilation system. A Jotul wood stove backed up by a ventless propane gas log; irrigation provided by an old well, rain gutters and a spring; Energy Star rated windows, appliances and lighting and water-conserving fixtures make this a very “smart” house. The house was built economically using reclaimed wood, and the beautiful site is on preserved agricultural land. There are opportunities to hike in nearby Patchaug State Forest headquarters, with its old cedars and huge rhododendrons. The Voluntown Peace Trust house is also on the tour. The tour/seminar is sponsored by People’s Action for Clean Energy (PACE) in conjunction with the Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority (CEFIA), the CT Chapter of the Sierra Club and the North Stonington Citizens Land Alliance. Reservations will be accepted in order of receipt for the April 14 tour, which will be held rain or shine. The non-refundable tickets are $20.00 per person. To order tickets, go online to and click on Events, indicating the choice of time for the tour/seminar. Tickets may also be ordered by sending $20.00 per person to PACE c/o Donna Grant, 128 Melrose Road, Broad Brook, CT 06016. Information should include the ticketholder’s phone number, address and email address. For ticket information, call 860-623-5487. For tour information, call 860-693-4813.