• We are a part of the NW Green Home Tour!

    About the Tour

    The Northwest Green Home Tour is an annual free educational event, open to the public, coproduced by the Northwest EcoBuilding Guild and Built Green that
    showcases local, sustainable and green new homes, remodels, and energy
    retrofits in the greater Seattle area. The 2014 tour includes 35 sites
    and 12 Sustainability Stops, sponsored by members of the Northwest
    EcoBuilding Guild and Built Green.

    Attending the Tour

    Planning your day

    The official tour program is printed on the back side of the Seattle Natural Awakening‘s April Issue. Be sure to pick one up at one of these locations or read it online. You can also plan your day by exploring the sites in more detail on our All Sites page.

    Date and time

    Saturday, April 26, 2014
    11:00am – 5:00pm

    Location

    The tour is self guided, and visitors can begin at any site. View the map of all sites at nwgreenhometour.org/map

    Ticketless event

    The tour is completely free, and no tickets are required. Visitors are required to sign a liability waiver at their
    first stop on the tour.

    Getting around

    Many tour goers enjoy biking or walking between the sites, and carpooling is strongly encouraged.

    Keep up with us

    Like us on facebook to receive tour updates https://www.facebook.com/NWGreenHomeTour

    North Seattle walking tour

    In partnership with Feet First, a walking tour will begin at 11am at Stop 7,
    Hale’s Ales, 4301 Leary Way NW. The 5-mile, moderately paced walk will
    take visitors through the Fremont, Phinney, and Greenwood neighborhoods,
    connecting six NW Green Home Tour sites.  More info.

     About the partners:

    What is Built Green® ? Built Green  is an
    environmentally-friendly, non-profit, residential building program of
    the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties,
    developed in partnership with King County, Snohomish County, and other
    agencies in Washington state to set standards of excellence that can
    make a significant impact on housing, health and the environment.
    Built
    Green homes are designed to provide homeowners with comfortable,
    durable, environmentally friendly homes that are cost-effective to own
    and operate. These resource-efficient homes are crafted to exceed
    building codes and provide homeowners with years of healthy, quality
    living, while protecting our families and the precious Northwest
    environment. The program provides consumers with easy-to-understand
    rating systems, which quantify environmentally friendly building
    practices for remodeling and new home construction, communities and
    multifamily development units.
    Who is Built Green®?
    Built Green is a membership organization comprised of builders,
    developers, architects, subcontractors, suppliers, lenders, and real
    estate agents working together to improve quality of life in King and
    Snohomish Counties. The Built Green program accomplishes this by using a
    menu of options that provide quality homes which, compared to standard
    homes, are more cost-effective to own and operate, healthier, safer, and
    more protective of our beautiful Pacific Northwest environment.
    Look for the Built Green Logo.
    The Built Green logo is assurance that your builder has certified that
    your new home contains selected Built Green features and meets the
    criteria on the Built Green checklist.

    More info at Builtgreen.net

     

     

    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. The Guild empowers people through education to transform the built environment for long term sustainability.
    The
    Guild was founded in 1993 by a small group of professionals already
    incorporating green building ideas into their practices. They formed the
    Guild in order to network, learn and exchange ideas related to their
    areas of expertise. The Guild has now grown to seven chapters serving
    the diverse bioregions of Washington, Oregon, Idaho and British
    Columbia.
    OUR MISSION is
    to support through education the progressive work of our members in the
    Pacific Northwest in order to improve the relationship between our
    communities and our built environment.
    We
    provide open-source educational materials to the construction industry
    and the general public in order to encourage building practices that
    dramatically reduce carbon emissions, are self-sustaining, contribute to
    local economies, and create optimal conditions for human health and
    community.
    We consider the needs of the seventh generation in all that we do and encourage inclusive discourse to that end.
    Within
    the Guild community there is a strong emphasis on thought-leadership,
    community, integrity, sustainability, innovation, education and fun.
    These values are the foundation for all Guild programs, and are carried
    forward by the Guild Chapters and members alike.
    We invite you to join us in becoming part of this community, and enjoying the many benefits of Guild membership.

    – See more here

    This is where our booth will be, at the new Kenmore City Hall
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