Join us for the greater Seattle region’s
BEST GREEN HOME TOUR. The Northwest Green Home tour is self-guided, free and fun for the whole family! It features green new single family, multifamily, tiny, and remodeled homes in the greater Seattle region.
The Northwest EcoBuilding Guild is a 501(c)(3) community of builders, designers, suppliers, homeowners, and partners concerned with ecological building in the Pacific Northwest. The Guild empowers people through education to transform the built environment for long term sustainability. The Guild was founded in 1993 by a small group of professionals already incorporating green building ideas into their practices. They formed the Guild in order to network, learn and exchange ideas related to their areas of expertise. The Guild has now grown to three chapters serving the diverse bioregions of Washington, Oregon, Idaho and British Columbia.
Sat, April 28 & Sun, April 29, 2018 11AM - 5PM
Register for free tickets at NWGreenHomeTour.org Projects include a variety of certifications and green features:
Map & Tickets at NWGreenHomeTour.org
Built GreenTM • Energy Star • PassiveHouse • Advanced Building Envelope Design Innovation • Electric Vehicle Charging • Energy Efficiency Indoor Air Quality • Materials Efficiency • Net Zero • Solar Power Stormwater Infiltration • Urban Farming • Water Conservation
A self-guided tour of new and remodeled homes
Open Saturday, April 28, 11am-5pm S3 Farwell West Seattle
PRDG Architecture + Design 8637 Farwell Place SW Seattle 98126
With minimal site disturbance and a small footprint, we created a green space that was enhanced with lush landscaping and a rain garden; strategically placed windows in all rooms capture the views, daylight and eliminate the use of artificial lighting during the day; an energy efficient building envelope, appliances, fixtures and solar array infrastructure were integrated into this deep green construction.
Velocipede Architects / Sunde Builders 2015 E Jefferson Street, Seattle 98122
This modern net-zero-energy home includes a Detached Accessory Dwelling Unit (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.
S7 Tiny Houses for the Homeless: Georgetown Tiny House Village
LIHI.org (Low Income Housing Institute) tour site sponsored by King County Green Tools 1000 S. Mrytle Street, Seattle 98108 9 PUGET SOUND LOCATIONS
BUILDING SUCCESS TOGETHER
S1 Molly’s Pocket Mansion
S.A.G.E. Designs NW Architecture Studio / Swensen Say Faget 2608 46th Avenue SW, Seattle 98116 Molly’s Pocket Mansion is a wonderful DADU, or detached accessory dwelling unit, in West Seattle. At just under 800sf it is a great layout for one person or for a couple. One of the owner’s priorities was natural light. This house is filled with great light featuring a clerestory window and many well placed light fixtures.
S2 Sweet Energy Efficient Cottage Sun Path Electric 6917 Heights Place SW, Seattle 98136
Experience this sweet energy efficient cottage that includes solar, tankless hot water heater, extensive insulation, reclaimed wood, and an urban garden. Home uses no electricity and is livable and charming. Backyard permaculture garden in the works. Learn all about the financial and environmental benefits of going solar.
The Georgetown Tiny House Village is the largest of seven homeless encampments sanctioned by the City of Seattle. It provides crucially needed shelter and services to families and individuals currently living on the streets. The site features 37 tiny houses, counseling offices, a kitchen tent, and two dorm shelters for emergency overflow shelter.
S9 Pax Futura - Seattle’s First Multifamily Passive House! Cascade Built / NK Architects 3700 S. Hudson Street Seattle 98118
Pax Futura will be Seattle’s first Passive House-certified apartments, designed to consume up to 90% less energy than standard buildings. This pioneer project will be Built Smart featuring, high performance HVAC, specialty windows, natural bio-retention planters to manage storm water and solar water heating, among other green features.
NE1 View Ridge RainWise, Permaculture and Passive Solar Home
Rain Wise View Ridge RainWise, Permaculture and Passive Solar Home 4920 NE 65th Street, Seattle 98115 Come and learn about the RainWise rebate program for rain gardens and cisterns and how those landscape features offer multiple benefits to homeowners. At this site, rainwater is captured and used to grow foods and ornamental plants.
Lastingnest Design Build Contractors 4212 NE 110th Street, Seattle 98125
Super insulation and air-sealing, mini-split heat pump for heat on the main floors, a Sanden CO2 heat pump to supply hot water for domestic use and to heat the basement through a radiant system. The old home from the site is evident throughout the new structure - the roofs above the porches are made from the old floor system joists, the handrails are milled from 2x4s from the old house, and all the trim was milled from the CVG Fir flooring.
TC Legend Homes 4114 32nd Avenue SW, Seattle 98126
S5 Huff_Craven Net Zero Residence
NE2 Matthews Beach Net Energy Positive House
S4 Emerald Star in West Seattle New construction: Built Green™ Emerald Star certified family home in West Seattle, featuring rainwater harvesting, solar power, design for efficiency, sustainable materials and more...
Open Sunday, April 29, 11am-5pm
E2 Homegrown Trailers
Homegrown Trailers 511 6th Street South, Kirkland 98033
We produce sustainable, artisan travel trailers that fuse a global desire for compact, environmentally conscious, and healthy living spaces for travel and hosting on property as alternative and off-the-grid lodging solutions. Come and learn more in our Kirkland showroom.
E3 Mid-Century Rambler Rejuvenation
NE3 Elegant Kitchen and Bath Remodel in the Ravenna Craftsman
Pathway Design & Construction / Live Work Play Architects 6819 26th Avenue NE , Seattle 98115
N5 House of Haug
Bogman Design & Construction 2857 NW 71st Street, Seattle 98117
A multi stage project; basement remodel, enclosed front porch, and second story addition. Adrian Popescu approached these projects to include hyper energy-efficient solutions, emphasizing healthy & re-purposed materials for a home-sweet-home, bucolic, tranquil atmosphere.
N6 Garden Cottage with Norwegian Roots
Mighty Energy Solutions / Red Cottage Studios 7535 25th Avenue NW, Seattle 98117
The Cottage in the Garden is “koselig”; warm and welcoming as an expression of the owner’s Norwegian roots and features a new radiant heat system. Less than 500 square feet, the cottage includes a separate pottery studio which can be converted to a future bedroom. The rental apartment and studio each have a private garden patio.
This water front home with lake views and covered decks off every major room is targeting Passive House certification. The project team applied best practices for energy efficiency, including superinsulation, extreme air tightness, triple glazed windows, radiant floor heating, heat pump mechanical systems, and a Heat Recovery Ventilator.
NE4 DADU with a View
E6 Blycker-Jongejan Net Positive Energy Home
This innovative, Built Green™ 5-star (pending) DADU significantly expanded living space, without tackling the structural challenges of increasing the existing home. This project includes a super energy-efficient building solutions; emphasizing healthy finishes for superb indoor air quality.
Blycker-Jongejan 13404 Batten Road NE, Duvall 98019
Learn how to reduce your family’s carbon footprint to zero. This super energy efficient Passive House not only produces all of its own energy, but also provides enough extra electricity for two electric cars traveling 20,000 miles/year. To sweeten the deal, the PV system pays for itself in three years. No electricity, natural gas or gasoline bills for the rest of time, all while saving the planet!
Living Shelter Architects / Mighty House Construction 6510 19th Avenue NE, Seattle 98115
N2 Contemporary Remodel With Chef’s Kitchen Model Remodel / Cast Architecture 3511 Ashworth Ave N, Seattle 98103
A dated 1900s cottage, reborn as a light-filled contemporary home with an open-concept kitchen. Its high-performance envelope systems and fixtures led to a Built Green™ 3-Star certification. Come see its massive kitchen island, unique master suite, and basement-level guest space in Wallingford.
N4 Ballard Industrial Makeover & Addition
Ming Architecture & Design / Pathway Design & Construction / Mighty Energy Solutions 653 52 Street NW, Seattle 98107
Three generations living under one roof and a tight budget meant a full family affair. Come and learn how the owners of this duplex achieve a fun and light-filled addition to meet their growing needs, along with a new efficient radiant heat system.
N8 Edmonds Corner Lot Oasis
Thinking Dynamics /A&R Solar 9304 234th St SW, Edmonds 98020
Edmonds home demonstrates what can be done with an urban corner lot. The property features: • solar panels, • battery back-up system, • 3,180 gallons of above-ground rain-water tanks, cleverly hidden around out-buildings and bamboo landscaping, • urban farming gardens, • storm water infiltration, and • a waterfall/ pond to generate a sound oasis.
Humble Pie Seattle 525 Rainier Ave South, Seattle 98144
Humble Pie is what happens when you let a LEED-certified architect design his dream space. (So far, LEED only certifies buildings larger than 1000 s.f., but we’ll get there!). Going from home to home can certainly give you an appetite, stop by Humble Pie, show your Tour wristband and get a delicious Eco-Special Pizza during the Tour weekend! While supplies last!!
N1 Greenhome Solutions
E1 Northwest Electric & Solar Office
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, or shop online: www.ghsproducts.com. Visit the store anytime, especially on tour days, when attendees can receive special discounts and giveaways.
Home of local solar installer Northwest Electric and Solar. Come by our office location to see a working solar installation and give your EV a free charge! Even see what a Tesla Powerwall looks like! This is your chance to ask the friendly and knowledgeable experts about solar, electric vehicles and more!
Greenhome Solutions 1210 W Nickerson Street, Seattle 98119
Velocipede/Sunshine Construction 16025 SE 16th Street, Bellevue 98008
This Net Zero Abode is a backyard cottage/DADU located in Ballard. This project is under construction and will provide a unique opportunity to see what goes into building a Net Zero home. This is Abode Builders 4th year on the tour and we look forward to sharing our latest project with you.
S8 Humble Pie Seattle
Living Shelter Architects / Entero Design / Old Town Builders 3902 146th Avenue SE, Bellevue 98006
E4 Phantom Lake Passive House
Abode Builders/475 High Performance Building Supply 7718 18th Avenue NW, Seattle 98117
Open Saturday & Sunday
The don’t-miss feature in this remodel is the wrap-around kitchen counter & cabinet, which actually wraps into the dining room and extends the kitchen. Be sure to see the catch-all computer nook between the brand-new bath and kitchen while wandering on the salvaged fir floors.
Our design focused on enhancing connections to the outdoors by increasing day lighting throughout the home, opening up the ceiling, installing new energy efficient windows and doors, integrating Aging-in-Place strategies, and incorporating locally-sourced sustainable finishes and materials throughout that bring elements of nature into every aspect of her home.
N7 Net Zero Abode
N1a Tiny Homes Hub
Tiny Home Hub @ Greenhome Solutions 1210 W Nickerson Streeet, Seattle 98119
Learn about the growing interest in Tiny Homes and consider alternative shelter options for your primary or secondary home or office. Meet the people that build and live large in their tiny homes hosted by Greenhome Solutions.
N3 Fremont Green Retail/Office
Infiniti Real Estate & Dedvelopment 4258 Fremont Avenue N, Seattle 98103
Learn how we sourced 80% of materials in a 5-mile radius of our Fremont location for our very own in-office Tiny Home including FSC Lumber, LED Lighting, Salvaged Windows, Green Furniture, and Zero-VOC Paints & Finishes. Learn how we salvaged and installed kitchen cabinets and more! Interested in building a green home? Stop by and talk to us about our off-market land opportunities in the city exclusively for green home builders!
EcoBalanza 624 S Lander Street, Seattle 98134
Seattle designer and handcrafter of eco-friendly upholstered furniture that is safe for your home or business and kind to our environment. For more than a decade, we’ve been lovingly creating some of the most beautiful handmade furniture available using only natural, non-toxic and 3rd party certified materials. During the NW Green Home tour, our workshop will be open for you to see and discover old-age handcrafting techniques! Come and share a moment with us!
Northwest Electric & Solar Office 18001 73rd Avenue NE, Kenmore 98028
E5 Ring Street Cottages
Sno-Valley Cottages 26619 Ring Street, Duvall 98019
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!
E7 Selah Vista Homes
Selah Vista Homes 710 West Goodlander Road, Selah 98942
Selah Vista Homes just outside of Yakima, are designed with the belief that everyone deserves to live in a healthy, energy-efficient, sustainable environment. Planned to exceed five-star Built Green™ certification, Net Zero Selah Vista homes are environmentally responsible and resource-efficient from planning to design, construction, site management, operation, and maintenance for the life of the building.