EAST FALLS HOUSE TOUR GOES GREEN

Posted October 9th, 2009 at 8:32 am.

The East Falls Community Council presents
EAST FALLS HOUSE TOUR GOES GREEN
Sunday, October 18, from 12 noon to 4 p.m.
Tour-goers should come to the Garden by the Falls of Schuylkill Library,
3501 Midvale Avenue, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
to pick up their program books and map.
Tickets may be purchased at that time for $20.
For more information, call 215-438-1929 or email mary.flournoy1@gmail.com..

The self-guided East Falls House Tour will include a number of homes – from rowhouses to twins to singles. This year, one of the homes has been completely gutted and now is a model of Green construction and design. In keeping with the Green theme, the Tour will also offer a display and short presentation on how flower boxes and rain barrels can help conserve water and prevent runoff.

The owners of the Green house have created a bright, airy open floor plan, using sustainable, natural, and often recycled materials throughout the 19th century house, which features a 95% efficient HVAC system and amazing new roof deck with Trex and a Green roof. They and some of the other owners will display pictures taken before renovations. The Tour will include the Lace in Translation exhibit at the Design Center at Philadelphia University, plus a visit to another special building on the campus. The program book includes coupons for five East Falls restaurants. Make it an East Falls day with the tour and dinner!

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One Response to “EAST FALLS HOUSE TOUR GOES GREEN”

  1. Carroll B. Merriman Says:

    Keep up the hard work keeping the environment clean, I am right here with ya man! To a greener 2010!!