Tour of Burlington’s Mountain Equipment Co-op

Have you ever wondered what a rooftop solar array looks like up close?  Ever have questions about how they work?  Well, you are totally in luck!

The Hamilton Association for Renewable Energy (HARE) along with the Green Energy Co-op of Ontario (GECO) and Halton Environmental Network (HEN) invite you to a Green Club Evening at Burlington’s Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC).  The building features a photovoltaic and solar thermal system that generates electricity, which is fed back to the Ontario power grid. It’s designed to meet LEED Gold certification.

MEC has graciously offered to hold a Sustainable Green Building Tour for our Groups on July 25, 2013 at 7pm.

Come early, stay late, as MEC will give our Groups a 10% discount on that day for any purchases Group members make at the store (remember to purchase you need to be a Co-op member of MEC – but membership is only $5 and it’s good for a lifetime)!

The tour will include:

  • Seminar on MEC’s rooftop Solar PV system, including a chance to get on the roof for a close up view (weather permitting)
  • Overview of MEC’s green building design and landscape architecture
  • MEC’s unique building cooling system
  • Burlington MEC’s Environmental Integrity Committee and the results of their Dumpster Dive!

Bring your bike and if the weather’s nice we can ride down to the waterfront afterwards for a cup of tea or coffee together.

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July 25, 2013 at 7pm


Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) Burlington
1030 Brant Street
Burlington, Ontario  L7R 0B2


This event is free, and includes an opportunity to get a discount on MEC merchandise!

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