THANK YOU for joining us at our inaugural Green Home Tour!
Each week we took a virtual tour of a different home and then engaged in a live Q&A with the residents to learn from their experiences. Participants had a chance to ask all of their questions and to learn about topics ranging from installing solar panels and improving a home’s energy efficiency, to changing the handling of household waste and being a conscious consumer!
In case you missed it, please download our Green Home Tour Resource Guide, or watch the recordings of the tour sessions provided below.
View the Tours
June 7, 2021: 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)
June 14th, 2021: 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)
June 21, 2021: 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)
June 28, 2021: 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.