UPDATE: Seattle Green Home Tour includes 4 West Seattle homes April 21 & 22

More details on the homes you can tour in our area

The NW EcoBuilding Guild's 2012 Seattle Green Home Tour is a free, self-guided opportunity to see all shades of green and sustainably built/renovated homes in person. Participants can talk to the professionals, see integrated solutions in-person, and learn how to transform their home to become part of a healthier, more productive lifestyle.

Celebrate Earth Day with us! All 25 sites (4 in West Seattle) open daily, 10am-4pm, April 21 & 22, 2012.

Projects range from DIY-applicable to ones that take extensive planning and carefully executed construction by professionals that significantly save energy, resources, and increases comfort and homeowner satisfaction.

Sponsored by Greenhome Solutions, Seattle Natural Awakenings [WS, IKEA, ESP Services, Puget Sound Cooperative Credit Union, Northwest ENERGY STAR, Envision Homes [WS, Mighty House Construction [WS, Built Green, Local Tools [WS, Greenpod, Green Depot, and Keystone Windows & Doors.

The four West Seattle sites include:

A Mighty House hosted by Mighty House Construction- 3108 SW Webster St, 98126. Solar Epiphany will be installing 7 new panels on the house between 10am-2pm on Saturday as a live demo. In addition to the site host, on site experts on Saturday include: flooring (Major Brands Floors), energy auditing (Community Power Works), salvage/reuse (The RE Store), day lighting (NW Natural Lighting); on Sunday include: solar (Solar Epiphany), energy auditing (Community Power Works), edible gardening (Gray Sky Farms), day lighting (NW Natural Lighting), and salvage/reuse (The RE Store). Family friendly activities.

Envision Homes in West Seattle hosted by Envision Homes- 2216 Walnut Ave SW, 98116
A ” transformation” remodel, this house represents holistic sustainable living, not only in finishes and materials, but in how it is built. From design, structure, envelope, air quality and efficiency, there are so many smart ideas, where sustainability and livability come together. Experts will be on hand both days for informal and informative chats about the systems, the science and sustainable living. Learn about affordable and effective solar hot water. See a complete cistern system that feeds the toilets and laundry rainwater!. Roofgarden, reclaimed materials, radiant heat and so much more. Bring the kids and let them frolic with the chickens!

LemonDrop Addition hosted by LD Arch Design - 5023 25th Ave SW, 98106
1pm Sat and Sun -- Live Green Roof Installation: Landscape designer Keri DeTore will be planting the roof of the chicken coop. This makes it easy to see the parts and pieces of how a green roof goes together.
Activities for kids will include making pet rock animals and Earth Day themed art opportunities. Enter a drawing to receive a free custom chicken coop design for you or a friend! There will be representatives on site from LD Arch Design, D.B. Elkins Construction, NorthShore Plumbing, Woodcraft Cabinets, and more!

Westside Heat Conversion + Bath Remodel - in progress! hosted by Mighty House Construction and Joule Building Solutions - 4502 SW Findlay St, 98136.
In addition to the site hosts, on site experts on Saturday include: Radiant Heating, Kitchen/Bath cabinet designs (Bellmont Cabinet Company), energy auditing (Community Power Works), green building supplies (Green Depot); on Sunday include: Radiant Heating, energy auditors (Community Power Works), green building supplies (Green Depot). Family friendly activities.

Saturday Expo hosted by Green Depot (previously EcoHaus, in SODO) featuring over 20 exhibitors is the place for you to connect with green product experts, home energy auditing, living wall installers, solar companies and more!!! Those details are here.

Sunday Energy Workshops at Greenhome Solutions (Ballard) - Learn about energy efficient testing techniques, sustainable lighting choices, and other energy-saving ideas, incentives, and financing options. Details are here.

Pick up a copy (or download) of the April edition of Seattle Natural Awakenings for tour details or visit http://SeattleGreenHomeTour.org for site details and interactive map.

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