Eco-Sense Tour

Eco-sense recently celebrated as “the worlds greenest modern house,” is almost in our neighbourhood. No wonder members of Sooke Transition Initiative were keen to visit during the the first tour of the 2011 season on Sunday, April 3rd.Eco-sense is a designed-with-nature, multi-generational home that Ann and Gord Baird have built in the Highlands using natural materials.  Four members of Sooke Transition enjoyed it inside and out.

Ann and Gord in front of their cob residence
Ann and Gord in front of their cob residence.

In the garden, Gord explains the role that worms play in the grey water recycling system.
In the garden, Gord explains the role that worms play in the grey water recycling system.

The Living Roof
Michael Tacon, of the Sooke Transition Core Team, and Bev England (at left) absorb Gord’s explanation of the layers that filter water on the living roof.

 

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