Going Green and raising money for Cystic Fibrosis

Fort Worth, Texas Magazine Opens 'Green' Home
FORT WORTH (CBS 11 News) ― With the high cost of energy lately, many people are looking for ways to save money and "Go Green" at the same time.

Fort Worth, Texas Magazine's Green House could be the answer.

Beginning today, people can tour the Southwest Fort Worth home to gather some ideas and raise money for a good cause.

The home is located in Phase II of the gated Montserrat Development in Fort Worth and proceeds benefit the Fort Worth Chapter of The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Cystic fibrosis is a life-threatening genetic disease that affects the lungs and digestive systems of approximately 30,000 children and adults.

Some of the highlighted features in the house include:
• 14 High-efficiency solar panel modules producing 3,000 watts of electricity
• 1000-gallon galvanized metal cistern collects rainwater for reuse in irrigation.
• Xeriscape landscaping requires little irrigation or other maintenance.
• AEP Span standing-seam metal reflects about 25% of the UV rays, keeping the house cooler.
• Superior-efficiency, 21-SEER Lennox HVAC gas system are extremely efficient.
• 3,200 square feet of Teragren vertical-grain bamboo flooring. Bamboo is a very fast growing tree.
• All Energy Star certified appliances.
• Many more green elements explained in the magazine.

Tours are available for $6 from Aug. 27 to Oct. 5. The home is open from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays.

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