The EcoBuilding Green Tours represent an incredible opportunity to educate the public about the many ways to improve the relationship between our communities and our built environment. The tours, occurring in the south sound and Seattle, celebrate the leadership and ingenuity of our local green builders, suppliers, and do-it-yourselfers. Learn how local builders are making green an affordable solution for everyone.
Both the South Sound Green Tour and the Seattle Green Home Tour are free and open to the general public, to be held April 16 and 17, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily. The various tour sites will highlight a variety of green building, remodeling and retrofitting techniques, as well as a host of greener lifestyle options, including:
- The new Passive House standard, demonstrating the value of super energy-efficient construction.
- How homes and their occupants can approach ‘Net Zero Energy’ use.
- Built Green®, NW Energy Star for Homes, and LEED for Homes certified projects.
- How to incorporate energy and water efficiency, improved indoor air quality, and increased comfort into small and large home remodel projects.
- How to choose, where to purchase, and how to install or use eco-friendly products available today.
Those already actively involved in making these Green Tours possible include King County Green Tools, Built Green® of King and Snohomish Counties, Thurston County Solid Waste, Whirlpool, Envision Homes, Lastingnest, Inc., Mighty House Construction, Second Use Building Materials, Connor Remodeling & Design, Puget Sound Solar, Greenhome Solutions, Modelremodel, PCC Natural Markets, and Cooper Jacobs Real Estate, LLC.
Detailed information about the tour sites is already available online, which includes locations in and around Olympia, Seattle, and East King County.
For more information contact:
Seattle Green Tour Coordinator
Chris Van Daalan
South Sound Green Tour Coordinator
About the Northwest EcoBuilding Guild
The Northwest EcoBuilding Guild is a 501(c)(3) community of builders, designers, suppliers, homeowners, and partners concerned with ecological building in the Pacific Northwest. Visit their website: www.ecobuilding.org.