About the CauseThe Green Buildings Open House is one of the premier events of its kind in the country, showcasing nearly two dozen homes and businesses that feature both cutting-edge and traditional, time-honored green building methods, materials, and technologies. To see profiles and photos of the houses, please go to the 2014 Green Building Open House webpage.
In conjunction with the SPCA of Tompkins County, the first animal shelter in the nation to receive LEED Silver certification, this year we’re bringing the green to our four-legged friends, with a challenge to build the ‘greenest’ doghouse in Tompkins County. We invite you to design and build a doghouse using principles of sustainable building. Doghouses will be on display as part of the 2014 Ithaca-Area Green Buildings Open House Weekend and will be auctioned as a joint fundraiser for Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County and the SPCA of Tompkins County at the opening party at the SPCA of Tompkins County on Friday, October 3rd. For more details about the Doghouse Challenge or to register, please visit the Green Doghouse Challenge webpage.