This is an excerpt from EERE Network News, a weekly electronic newsletter.

October 01, 2002

National Tour of Solar Buildings Comes to You on October 5th

While the Solar Decathlon represents the best thinking in our nation's universities regarding solar homes, buildings throughout the United States are drawing on solar energy for at least some of their energy needs-in fact, many get by with only small amounts of energy from other sources. To see the best solar buildings in your area, try one of the local tours offered on October 5th through the National Tour of Solar Buildings, an event sponsored by the American Solar Energy Society (ASES) and DOE. Although the tour focused on homes in the past, it now includes commercial and institutional buildings. Tours in 43 states and the District of Columbia will open 800 buildings to the public, allowing people throughout the country to learn about solar energy. See the ASES press release, and for a listing of tours in your area, see the ASES Web site.