A new solar home in Sandisfield will be open to the public for tours between noon and 3 p.m. Saturday, July 12.

The 2,700 square foot passive solar house includes a 5.5 kW solar electric system, solar hot water panels and tank, radiant floor heating and hydronic baseboards, a Tulikivi masonry stove and energy recovery ventilator, Mitsubishi air to air heat pumps, and more.

Swimming, canoeing/kayaking and hiking will be available after the tour.

At 7 p.m. that evening, the Sandisfield Arts Center will be the site of a gourmet dinner followed by a concert of live opera arias, duets and trios.

Non-refundable tickets and maps for the tour and outdoor activities can be purchased at www.pace-cleanenergy.org, click on Events.

Tour tickets may also be ordered by sending $15 per person to PACE, Donna Grant, 128 Melrose Road, Broad Brook, CT 06016 or email albert_grant@sbgcglobal.net. Information should include the ticketholder’s phone number, address, and email address.

To order $25 tickets for the gourmet dinner and live concert, visit www.sandisfieldartscenter.org.

For tour information, call (860) 693-4813. For tour ticket information, call (860) 623-5487.



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