An engaging, self-guided tour of new and remodeled homes in the Puget Sound area
Sites shown will be open Saturday May 4th, 11 am - 5 pm
Seattle Area Sites
N1 | GREENHOME SOLUTIONS
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:
Madrona 12 is a collection of 4-Star Built Green townhomes and Live/Work Lofts in the Madrona neighborhood of Seattle. The community features a variety of floor plans sure to meet your needs. Each home is designed to be both aesthetically pleasing and functional with great attention to detail.
A modernized small home that was originally built as a carriage house. Heated floors, a woodworking nook, a place for the band to practice, plus a spiral staircase and the clients were able to make their mark with salvaged and repurposed beams as unique, featured flooring. That’s just the beginning...
A locally grown employee-owned company offering materials that come from and are used in the local region. We salvage materials and their stories, from the community, to the community. Our goal is to make salvage and reuse intuitive, accessible and fun.
3223 6th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98134
Denizen Development LLC and Mighty Energy Solutions
S4 | WEST SEATTLE DENIZEN RESIDENCE
This site checks all the boxes for Built Green™ certification including Indoor Air Quality, EV charging and solar power.
ENVISION Remodels, West Seattle Natural Energy and Mighty Energy Solutions
S7 | ENVISION REMODELS
Join us for a live demonstration event featuring both rainwater and solar harvesting. A 2500 gallon rainwater harvesting system will be deconstructed and re-constructed into a functioning system! West Seattle Natural Energy will be on site talking solar with an interactive monitoring system on display!
Rainier View Homes is an 11 home cottage community designed with a modern sensibility. Each home features a contemporary, open floor plan featuring a loft or office and off-street parking. Targeting 4 Star Green Built certification, Rainier View Homes also offers convenient public transit access.
Tour The Bullitt Center, described by Architectural Digest as "the greenest office building in the world”. Mechanical & electrical rooms, graywater & rainwater treatment systems, composting toilets and more! Tours: 10 am & 12 pm. First come first served basis, 20 max.
This home was at the end of its useful life, the solution is a 2 story addition and a deep-green remodel. As the home is situated at the back of the lot, its big front yard provided the opportunity to expand and still preserve some nice proportions for both the new space and the yard.
Seattle Goodwill is a non-profit organization founded in 1923. We currently operate five Job Training Centers, 24 retail stores, and over 40 donation sites in King, Snohomish, Skagit, Whatcom, and Kitsap County. We employ over 2,000 people in our region.
Graypants is a team of problem solvers. Anchored in Seattle and Amsterdam, Graypants’ bold creativity leads to diverse designs in products, architecture, and other beautiful objects around the world. Their work expands globally with collaborations and custom designs for leading companies worldwide.
LD Arch Design, Envision Homes and Mighty Energy Solutions
S8 | GARAGE TO MOTHER-IN-LAW COTTAGE
This petite backyard cottage has been created from a former garage, which was a super efficient way to keep construction costs down for a one-bedroom tiny home. The project team worked with a highly involved and creative homeowner to maximize the green and cozy features on a tight budget.
The ONE89Dwell townhomes were designed with innovation, luxury, longevity, and the environment in mind. ONE89DWELL sets the standard of environmentally conscious luxury, boasting carefully selected premier materials and finishes chosen for their quality and efficiency throughout the three story project.
Central Co-op is a full-service natural foods grocery open to everyone, 7 days a week, 6 am-Midnight. We are an independent, democratically-governed cooperative dedicated to sustainable practices, community accountability, and the local food economy. See you at the Co-op!
This modern net-zero-energy home includes a DADU with an interior spiral staircase. Toilets are wall hung for easy cleaning and a plumbing manifold provides hot water promptly. PV solar panels on the SIPs roof generate electricity and energy usage is tracked on the owners’ phones using eGauge.
The Roost is a co-living community designed and developed by Neiman Taber Architects, one of Seattle’s leading innovators in urban housing. The project was designed from the ground up as live-work housing, focused on goals of affordability, livability, community, support for the Arts and sustainability.
The surprise feature in this now-spacious kitchen is the fireplace which integrates the kitchen, living and dining room design. Can you spot the salvaged and refinished resources throughout this West Seattle split-level home? Definitely spend an extra few minutes taking in the breathtaking view of the Sound.
Fondly known as THE ELBOW ROOM as we are doubling our small house, creating a Master Suite and a Great Room so that we have a bit more… well… Elbow Room! S.A.G.E. Designs NW is a Seattle based Architecture firm specializing in custom residential, light commercial, and alternative material projects.
West Central Park, a model of low-impact development, will be the Hub for this year's tour. Centrally located between several Olympia Tour sites, you can sign-in, pick up a Green Tour map and explore the possibilities of sustainable living and building on display at the Hub!
Built by Olympia home crafting legend, Bicycle Homebuilding, and designed by local and international award winning sustainable architecture studio, Artisans Group, Flora Vista Passive House is a must-visit stop on the 2019 Northwest Green Home Tour. This certified Passive House and Net-Zero home is a celebration of healthy sustainability.
TAS Thomas Architecture Studios and PCS Structural Solutions
SS7 | ANNIE'S ARTIST STUDIO
Annie’s Artist Studio is located in a beautiful historic building that has been restored to include durable materials, energy-efficient LED lighting, a "cool" roof for to improve energy efficiency and energy efficient appliances. The building also makes use of natural day light for lighting the majority of the building.
Gravity Yoga and Stellar Juices, Olympia's healthy hangout! Get out and stretch your legs and fill your tummies. Tour participants come hang out , drink a juice or smoothie, eat a healthy snack...and if desired may try out the newest trend in yoga, Yoga Trapeze. Re-enter your tour feeling refreshed.
Our business and residential site is a net zero property. We have 4 different solar systems installed, including 2 battery back-up systems that supply power in case of an outage. We also have Solar Hot Water and a Solar Heated Swimming Pool. The solar systems vary, all 4 are different, but two of the systems were 2nd hand or “rescued”. The site also features a solar powered portable generator that is on a 20’ trailer, and a home built electric car.
This sweet above-garage, backyard cottage is a great example of the kind of gentle infill that can help Olympia meet its housing needs. Accessory dwelling units (ADUs) like this 400 sq ft studio apartment add smaller and often more affordable housing options in established neighborhoods. It was designed by the owners with help from the contractor.
Escape to an era gone by with amazing craft cocktails and bites in a sophisticated atmosphere. We compost all food scraps and creatively reusing typical waste products. All of our equipment is energy efficient including high efficiency toilets and energy efficient light bulbs and all of our local partners are sustainable.
Olympia is the home-office of this up and coming international award winning sustainable architecture and design firm. From designing certified LEED, Built Green and Passive House residences to community vitalizing commercial projects, Artisans Group is a great local story to get excited about.
The Jespersen residence is a new mid century modern home in an established neighborhood above the Nisqually reach. This 1185 ft home includes a modern design with floor to ceiling windows, polished concrete floors with radiant heat, a contemporary kitchen, and lots of outdoor living space.
As a life long minimalist I have embraced the Tiny home movement for many years, I am a passionate advocate for Tiny homes as a viable and sustainable resource to overcome our current and ongoing affordable housing and homelessness crisis.
TAS Thomas Architecture Studios and PCS Structural Solutions
SS6 | ANNIE'S FLATS
Annie’s Flats is a beautiful urban infill that includes durable materials, energy efficient LED lighting, a "cool" roof for to improve energy efficiency and energy efficient appliances. The flat also makes use of natural day light for lighting the majority of the building.
The Commons is celebrating 20 years demonstrating urban sustainability at a neighborhood scale! Come discover our vision for the next 20 years: an EcoDistrict in the heart of Olympia applying principles of sustainability, equitable housing, and climate protection across the neighborhood.
This family farm was purchased in 2014 with pre-approval for construction of 50 homes and townhomes. Rather than liquidate its natural resources through traditional residential development, the land was preserved using a conservation easement restricting future development to one home, working lands, and preserving semi-urban forest land.
Small Planet Supply is the leading West Coast distributor of High Performance and Green building products. We are committed to the advancement of forward thinking building designs and practices such as Passive House, Net Zero Energy, LEED and Living Building Challenge.