South Sound Tour

Saturday Sites

Sites shown below will be open Saturday, May 4th, 11 am - 5 pm

West Central Park

SS1 | WEST CENTRAL PARK

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!

1919 Harrison Ave NW

Olympia, WA 98502

Bicycle Homebuilding Co.

SS4 | FLORA VISTA PASSIVE HOUSE

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.

517 Flora Vista Rd NE

Olympia, WA 98506

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.

317 4th Avenue

Olympia, WA 98501

Gravity Yoga and Stellar Juices

SS10 | GRAVITY YOGA AND STELLAR JUICES

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.

623 5th Ave SE

Olympia, WA 98501

South Sound Solar

SS13 | SOUTH SOUND SOLAR

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.

4511 Lemon Rd NE

Olympia, WA 98506

Revel Lacey

SS16 | REVEL LACEY

Refined Senior Living - This beautiful new community for active seniors focuses on wellness and successful aging as well as sustainability.

211 Hoh St SE

Lacey, WA 98516

O-POP

SS2 | WESTSIDE ADU

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.

1912 Conger Ave NW

Olympia, WA 98502

Bicycle Homebuilding Co.

SS5 | SUPER-ENERGY EFFICIENT SOUTH SOUND CHARMER

Come tour this beautiful 2,005 sq. ft. Super-Energy Efficient family house. This home was built with Bicycle Homebuilding’s go-to, super-insulated shell for the Pacific Northwest West.

1309 33rd Ave NE

Olympia, WA 98506

Dillinger's Cocktails and Kitchen

SS8 | DILLINGER'S COCKTAILS AND KITCHEN

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.

406 Washington St SE

Olympia, WA 98501

Artisans Group Architecture and Design

SS11 | ARTISANS GROUP ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN

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.

1508 4th Ave E

Olympia, WA 98506

Oyster Bay Construction

SS14 | JESPERSEN MID-CENTURY MODERN

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.

9840 46th Ave NE

Olympia, WA 98516

Dakota Steel

SS00 | INDIE TINY HOME

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.

314 35th Ave NE Olympia, WA 98506

Olympia, WA 98506

NW EcoBuilding Guild

SS3 | SONNEN HAUS

Come check out this beautiful home including geothermal heating, solar hot water, thermal blocks in wall surfaces, Structural Integrated Panels (SIPs), gray water use and more!

303 Percival St NW

Olympia, WA 98502

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.

322 5th Ave

Olympia, WA 98501

NW EcoBuilding Guild

SS9 | THE COMMONS @ FERTILE GROUND

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.

911 Adams St SE

Olympia, WA 98501

Parsons Family Farm

SS12 | PARSONS FAMILY FARM

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.

3822 Wiggins Rd SW

Olympia, WA, 98501

Small Planet Supply

SS15 | SMALL PLANET SUPPLY OFFICE

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.

8036 River Dr SE # 200

Tumwater, WA 98501

Sunday Sites

Sites shown below will be open Sunday, May 5th, 11 am - 5 pm

Second Use

SS17 | SECOND USE - TACOMA

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!

2328 Fawcett Ave

Tacoma, WA 98402

Generations Credit Union

SS20 | BOWMAN HOUSE

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.

4328 Fawcett Ave

Tacoma, WA 98418

Brett Marlo Design Build and Pin Foundations

SS18 | CENTRAL TACOMA DADU

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!

1523 S Cedar

Tacoma, WA 98405

Artisans Group

SS19 | OLYMPIA COFFEE ROASTERS - TACOMA

Come enjoy a delicious cup of coffee and invigorating conversation about sustainable coffee and design in Olympia Coffee Roasting Company’s stunning neighborhood cafe.

2601 N Proctor St

Tacoma, WA 98406

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