Join the Solar Oregon team for networking, a tasty beverage, and a North Overlook Neighborhood guided solar walking tour. Bring your walking shoes and walk with us to visit homes on N Humbolt St., N Wygant St., and N Alberta St where we will stop for drinks, food, and conversations with the solar ambassador homeowners. I hope you can join us!
Time: Wednesday, August 31st, 6 PM
Location: Omey Home, 2105 N Webster St, Portland OR (the tour will begin and end here)
The most sustainable building, according to the eco-building catechism, is the one that is standing—meaning no matter how energy efficient, a built-from-scratch house will have a larger carbon footprint than even an old, drafty home. Corey and Deb Omey spun that slogan into a blueprint, not only keeping this 1925 North Portland house standing, but remodeling and expanding it with a collage of other buildings and recycled materials. They used real estate signs to resheath it, deployed bowling-alley wood as countertops, and saved the bathroom doors of Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh’s hotel near Antelope for the home’s basement. Homegrown accents like tile mosaic stair landings may tip toward the crunchier side of the techie-versus-hippie green-building split. But the cedar siding for the rainscreen (milled from rejected trees) smartly unifies the house with a ready-to-wear look fit for almost any Portland neighborhood. We look forward to showing what can be accomplished and discussing the future of Portland's neighborhoods. For additional information, see the article below. See you there!
Read more about the Omey home at: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/article/271701
About Solar Drinks:
Solar Drinks is an opportunity for folks in the greater Portland area to meet other community members who support renewable energy. Come join us for a relaxed social and networking event where you can speak with Solar Oregon staff, solar industry members, and your neighbors about any topic under the sun!
Solar Drink's is a free event, but we are asking for a $5-$10 suggested donations from non-Solar Oregon Members to help us cover the costs of providing this event. You can join as a Solar Oregon member today at: http://bit.ly/2biw4xR