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When we think about the goal of transforming our lives to be more sustainable, we know that some of our biggest opportunities are under our own roofs! The best place to start being more sustainable is at home, and the time to start is now!

On Sunday, November 6, ticket-holders will be able to tour and talk with the owners of 5 homes in the Claremont community that have made significant sustainability upgrades. These include:

  • A Work in Progress: Jeff and Valerie recently purchased their home and have made significant changes with sustainability in mind. Their primary goals were to increase energy efficiency, improve indoor air quality, shift to clean energy resources, and reduce water consumption. Upgrades include a grey-water system; solar panels and an EV charger; native, drought-tolerant vegetation; an electric car and an electric bike, and more!
  • A Bike for Every Occasion and an Edible Garden: The Medero family has been car-free for 14 years, including eight years in Claremont. Check out their fleet of bikes and learn how they transformed their front yard into a robust edible garden.
  • All-Electric Architect-designed ADU: Angela and Brian wanted an ADU to help with aging parents and future housing flexibility. With extensive building & remodeling experience, they took on the role of owner-builder. The finished product includes double-pane window walls, all-electric appliances with ductless mini-splits for heating and cooling, induction stove, electric heat pump water heater, radiant heat bathroom floor, laundry to landscape gray-water system, backyard composting of food waste, 100% recycled composite decking, and a Tesla solar roof
  • Team Tesla: Mike and Diane bought their home in 2016, and knew that it would soon need a new roof. They decided on a Tesla solar roof, which would both serve as their replacement roof and allow them to utilize solar energy. They now produce enough power from the sun to power their home and also charge the electric car. Learn about the types of rebates they used to make this transformation possible!
  • Off the Beaten Track: Tobias set out to have a home that uses both natural systems and the newest tech. From induction cooking to modular heat pump heating and cooling in every room, this home takes innovation to the next level. This is pared with simple solutions: strategic shade trees,  a clothesline, blown cellulose insulation, kitchen countertops made from post-consumer recycled paper, and more.

The Green Home Tour is made possible by the generous support of our sponsors:

Blue Planet United | Dan Moncayo and HPM Solar | Designodal

Lewis Group of Companies | FLUME | Sigway Energy

View the Virtual Tours from the 2021 Green Home Tour


Residential Renewable Power – Generation, Storage and Management.

Tour a net-zero home that relies almost solely on renewable solar power, storage and management. Also discuss the relative benefits and costs of grid scaled renewable power vs. rooftop solar with this home owner. (Video)

Backyard Bounty: Gardens, Greywater and Chickens.

Tour the property surrounding a historic 1920s home that has been transformed into an eclectic mix of edible, drought tolerant and native plants. A greywater system reuses water to support fruit trees and backyard hens recycle table and garden scraps into a steady supply of fresh eggs and fertilizer for the garden. (Video)

Home Energy Efficiency.

With a professional energy efficiency audit in hand, find out how these homeowners focused their home upgrades on state of the art insulation, energy efficient heating and air conditioning, and rooftop solar. (Video)

Sustainable Living for Renters and Seniors.

This tour explores ways that renters and those living in senior communities, dormitories, or with family have reduced their impacts at home without making big changes to the property where they live.  Join us for a night with residents who share how they engage in everything from community gardening and composting, to conserving energy and changing consumer behaviors and diets! (Video)

Green Home Tour Resource Guide

All registered participants received a free copy of our Green Home Tour Resource Guide, which includes a synopsis of each featured tour along with a listing of the contractors and resources that were used by the residents.

The 2021 virtual tour was offered free of charge by the generous support of our sponsors:

 Lewis Management Group | Energy Upgrade California | Southern California Edison |
Carol Worby Holder Fund and John Mallinckrodt Fund