Sustainable Marblehead holding green house tour April 8

Sustainable Marblehead is holding its first ever Green Homes Tour on April 8 Photo by Sustainable Marblehead

Sustainable Marblehead’s first annual Green Homes Tour will take place on April 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

With heating and cooling in homes accounting for a third of Marblehead’s greenhouse gas emissions, Sustainable Marblehead aims to educate residents on insulating and installing energy-efficient equipment and appliances. The organization’s goal is to help the town reach its goal of net zero carbon emissions by 2040. 

During the tour, residents will see energy-efficient technologies and learn from the experiences of homeowners who installed them. The items residents will be able to see and learn about include air-source heat pumps for heating and cooling, solar panels, electric vehicle chargers, electric induction stoves, and tankless and heat pump hot water heaters. The tour will also cover topics like upgraded insulation, energy-free clothes drying, Mass Save rebates for National Grid gas customers, NextZero rebates for Marblehead Light customers, federal rebates and tax incentives. 

The tour will visit 11 homes: 10 Surf St., 66 Pitman Road, 50 Rockaway Ave., 53 Longview Drive, 44 Longview Drive, 56 Norman St., 24 Central St., 10 Longview Drive, 19 Russell St., 28 Naugus Ave., and 34 Pinecliff Drive.

To register, visit sustainablemarblehead.com. For additional information and resources, visit the Take Action in Your Home and Green Homes and Buildings working group pages on the website.