2012 Green Home Tour

The 2012 Green Home Tour is this weekend. While there aren’t any condos there are some other cool places like container homes!

Saturday 
Green Home Tour – FREE
Self-guided tour featuring 24 sites!  (Highlights below)
Location – Various

Green Home Expo - FREE
26 Exhibitor sustainable products and services show.
Location – Green Depot 4121 1st Avenue S. Seattle, WA 98134

Sunday
Green Home Tour – FREE

Day 2 of the self-guided tour featuring 24 sites!  (Highlights below)
Location – Various

Energy Workshops – FREE
Highlights: “Financing your energy retrofit.” + “Seattle home energy upgrade program”
Location – Greenhome Solutions 1210 W Nickerson St. Seattle WA 98119

Featured projects:

West Seattle & South Seattle Tour Sites

w01 Envision Homes

 2012 Green Home Tour  2216 Walnut Avenue SW West Seattle, WA 98116
Residential remodel of modern style, and functionality. Features include green roof, solar hot water, radiant heating, tight building envelope, salvaged and reused materials, and healthy living.

w05 Waterhaus

 2012 Green Home Tour  4121 – 1st Avenue South Seattle, WA 98134
Tour the Home of the Future made in Washington by Greenpod Development of Port Townsend.  The Greenpod home demonstrates applications of energy saving technologies and non-toxic materials in a 450 sq. ft. model. Greenpods meet the markets for downsizing.

North Seattle & Bothell Tour Sites

n03 ShelterKraft CargoCottage

 2012 Green Home Tour  1210 W Nickerson Street Seattle, WA 98119
The ShelterKraft CargoCottage™ is a compact home built from a reclaimed steel shipping container. ShelterKraft designs and builds container homes, apartment buildings, and commercial structures that are sustainable, durable, space-efficient, and affordable, integrating green technologies like solar and wind power, graywater reclamation, and other alternative energy and off-the-grid systems.

n04 Ballard Net-Zero Energy House

IMG 7467 2012 Green Home Tour  612 NW 60th Street Seattle, WA 98107 
A true net-zero house and the first of its kind in Seattle, this Energy Star certified, 5-Star Built Green home produces as much electricity from the sun as it uses over the course of a year.

n06 Greenlake House Lift Residence

 2012 Green Home Tour  138 NE 62nd St Seattle, WA 98115
This project has a wonderful story about homeowners making the decision to SAVE THIS OLD HOUSE. Instead of tearing their house down and replacing it with a newly constructed home, we lifted the existing 750 sf home 12 feet and moved it back 3 feet to create an additional 1500 square feet of living space for this growing family.

Eastside & Around the Sound Tour sites

e03 German PreFab Project

 2012 Green Home Tour 280 NW Birch Place Issaquah, WA 98027
S.A.G.E. Designs NW Architecture Studio in collaboration with HUF HAUS ofGermany presents a Luxury Prefab project for your enjoyment and amazement. This 2200sf home is an example of modern technology and extreme energy efficiency – fabricated in Germany and shipped to America in ten cargo containers. The shell was erected on-site in only eight working days!

e04 Green meets Greenback

Idea House OnsenShower web 2012 Green Home Tour 14638 SE 229th Place Kent, WA 98042
A personal residence and light commercial space. The underlying theme throughout the home/office design became known as green meets  greenback where every decision was made with careful consideration to return on investment and environmental impact.

e07 Chico Beach Cottages

co1 1 76aweb 2012 Green Home Tour  7736 Chico Way NW Silverdale, WA 98312
The Cottage Company presents Chico Beach Cottages, an intimate, waterfront ‘pocket neighborhood’ of seven two & three bedroom homes, each with stunning views of Mt. Rainier and Puget Sound’s Dyes Inlet. Explore 150’ of private beach, just steps outside your door, and enjoy energy-efficient Built Green 4-Star & Energy Star Certified homes, the first homes certified to this higher level of sustainability by the Kitsap Home Builders Association!

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