Unfortunately this event will be rescheduled for September due to the current state of public health concerns.
An engaging, self-guided tour of new and remodeled homes in the Puget Sound area
Sites shown will be open Sunday May 5th, 11 am - 5 pm
Seattle Area Sites
YS Built and Whitney Architecture
E1 | HIGHLANDS PASSIVE HOUSE
This modern residence on Harrison Dr. in the Issaquah Highlands build by YS BUILT and designed by Whitney Architecture is a perfect example of NW modern architecture combined with high performance, designed to provide its owners with maximum comfort and healthy lifestyle in years to come.
This family needed a new kitchen that encouraged time together in the space white preparing meals. Entero Design and Mighty House Construction worked within the existing footprint to design a space that fit the client's needs. The kitchen was outfitted with a variety of sustainable finishes and materials.
We retrofit our home to reduce carbon footprint, find alternatives to carbon sourced fuels for home/transportation, and promote water conservation/reuse. We have been Net Positive for six years, and continue to reduce our energy demand with battery storage system complementing our solar system.
Located in Seattle on Nickerson Street, near the south end of the Ballard Bridge, Greenhome Solutions provides affordable, sustainable building products. The store caters to builders, designers, architects and contractors, as well as to homeowners and DIYers. The 4,000+-square-foot showroom displays hundreds of green products, most of which can also be shopped online:
This site showcases three neighboring yards! Not only are they graced with beautiful plantings and other delightful landscape features, they also help to mitigate Seattle's stormwater overflow problem. These neighbors have all taken advantage of the City/County RainWise rebate program.
N7 | NET ZERO COTTAGE & WALKER DESIGN BUILD "OUTPOST"
The Net Zero Cottage by Abode Builders is a backyard cottage/DADU located in Ballard. This project provides a unique opportunity to see what goes into building a Net Zero home. The “Outpost” by Flexshed and Walker Design Build is a moveable flex space that is customizable. It only takes up one parking space and is a licensed trailer requiring no permits.
Designed and built by Sno Valley Cottages, the Ring Street Demonstration Cottages are a sustainable and innovative low-impact two-cottage project in historic Duvall. These “cottage style” dwellings are built to near Passive House standards and implement thoughtful and deliberate design throughout. Find out how modern technology intersects with a cottage in Duvall!
26621 NE Ring St
Duvall, WA 98019
Puget Sound Solar
N2 | 1908 ZERO ENERGY HOME
This 1908 Seattle arts and crafts house is a tour favorite! It has been remodeled to conserve and produce energy with the ultimate goal of net zero. It was certified as a Net Zero Building in 2016 by the Living Building Challenge, the first remodeled home in Seattle to do so.
Backyard budget that's super energy efficient and heated (in part) by the sun! Help alleviate the housing crisis by building in your very own backyard. Prefab super insulated walls and roof, aging in place, solar water heat, compostable long lasting siding.
Second Use offers an affordable selection of locally sourced reclaimed building materials as well as convenient ways to get rid of your excess materials. Stop by to sign-in, pick up a Green Tour map and explore the possibilities of sustainable living and building on display at the Hub!
The Bowman Family showcases energy efficiency with a solar array on the roof (installed by South Sound Solar) and a ductless heat system. In addition, the family grows their own food and raises chickens which provide fresh eggs and fertilizer for the garden.
This Detached Accessory Dwelling Unit was awarded a slot in the City of Tacoma's Urban Infill Pilot Program with its small footprint, healthy and accessible design by Brett Marlo Design Build. Key features include a Diamond Pier foundation system. Site is midway through construction!