Boulder Green Home Tour 2016 showcases innovations

Posted by Tom Kalinski Founder RE/MAX of Boulder on Thursday, September 15th, 2016 at 4:31pm.

Homeowners and builders eager to discover the latest in sustainable building practices will step inside some of Boulder County’s most innovative green home designs during the second annual Boulder Green Home Tour, Saturday, Sept.  24.

Self-guided tours showcase how renewable energy and energy efficient materials and practices create comfortable, sustainable living. The tour includes modern and traditional custom homes, remodels and multi-family projects in Boulder, Lafayette and Louisville.

Tour organizer Colorado Green Building Guild selected this year’s featured homes to promote the collaborative exchange of ideas on green building in the Boulder area.

The day will culminate in a celebratory after-party at the Roadhouse Depot. Open to all ticket holders, volunteers and sponsors, after-party goers will vote for the tour’s People’s Choice Award and talk with architects, contractors, homeowners and vendors.

A special pre-event party for those who want to learn more about green building and get a preview of homes will be held at the Brewers Association on Friday, Sept. 23. The pre-party features a presentation on Green Building 101, Net Zero and Passive House and a preview of some of the homes on the tour.

Made possible by the support of sponsors including Platinum Sponsor RE/MAX of Boulder, 200-500 design-minded attendees are expected. Last year, more than 450 visitors toured 11 green homes.  

A portion of the proceeds go to Flatirons Habitat for Humanity to benefit their local projects.

The Colorado Green Building Guild is a non-profit geared to ensure widespread adoption of sustainable building practices in order to more efficiently use resources, create healthier buildings, and support vibrant sustainable communities. The non-profit trade organization represents a wide range of green building leaders.

Details

Boulder Green Home Tour 

  • Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016
  • 10:00 a.m.– 4:00 p.m., last home tours start at 3:30
  • After Party and Vendor Fair: 3:30-5:30 p.m., Roadhouse Depot
  • Optional Walking Tour of Boulder Junction: 5:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Tickets Available at Eventbrite for $15.00

Pre-Party: Presentation on Green Building 101, Net Zero and Passive House 

  • Friday, Sept. 23,2016
  • 5:00-7:00 p.m.
  • The Brewers Association, 1327 Spruce St., Boulder
  • Free with Tour ticket.  Seating limited to 30. Please RSVP to tour@coloradogreenbuildingguild.com 

Get Tour tickets now: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/boulder-green-home-tour-2016-2nd-annual-tickets-26574416796

For more information, visit http://www.bouldergreenhometour.org/ and the Colorado Green Building Guild at http://www.coloradogreenbuildingguild.org/.

Photo courtesy of Colorado Green Building Guild

Tom Kalinski 
Owner and Founder
RE/MAX of Boulder
303-441-5620
tomkalinski33@gmail.com

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