Just a few days till this weekend’s free, self-guided Seattle Green Home Tour (with WSB among the co-sponsors), which – as the clickable map above shows you – has four West Seattle stops this year, plus one not too far away (and 25 stops in all, around the metro area). Read on for more details on the West Seattle sites:
From a news release focusing on the local stops:
The NW EcoBuilding Guild’s 2012 Seattle Green Home Tour is a free, self-guided opportunity to see all shades of green and sustainably built/renovated homes in person. Participants can talk to the professionals, see integrated solutions in-person, and learn how to transform their home to become part of a healthier, more productive lifestyle.
Celebrate Earth Day with us! All 25 sites (4 in West Seattle) open daily, 10 am-4 pm, April 21 & 22, 2012.
Projects range from DIY-applicable to ones that take extensive planning and carefully executed construction by professionals that significantly save energy, resources, and increases comfort and homeowner satisfaction.
Sponsored by Greenhome Solutions, Seattle Natural Awakenings, IKEA, ESP Services, Puget Sound Cooperative Credit Union, Northwest ENERGY STAR, Envision Homes [West Seattle business], Mighty House Construction [West Seattle business], Built Green, Local Tools [West Seattle business], Greenpod, Green Depot, and Keystone Windows & Doors.
The four West Seattle sites include:
A [Little] Mighty House hosted by Mighty House Construction– 3108 SW Webster St, 98126.
Experience how to make a radical shift without radical change! Practical applications to salvage, low voc and healthy finishes, simple energy and water efficiencies, and sustainable living solutions abound! Solar Epiphany will be installing 7 new panels on the house between 10 am- 2 pm on Saturday as a live demo. Saturday experts include: sustainable home renovations (Mighty House Construction), flooring (Major Brands Floors), home energy auditing (Community Power Works), and day lighting (NW Natural Lighting). Sunday experts include: sustainable home renovations (Mighty House Construction), solar (Solar Epiphany), home energy auditing (Community Power Works), edible gardening (Gray Sky Farms), day lighting (NW Natural Lighting), and salvage/reuse (The RE Store). Play area and art activities for kids.
Envision Homes in West Seattle hosted by Envision Homes – 2216 Walnut Ave SW, 98116
A ”transformation” remodel, this house represents holistic sustainable living, not only in finishes and materials, but in how it is built. From design, structure, envelope, air quality and efficiency, there are so many smart ideas, where sustainability and livability come together.
Experts will be on hand both days for informal and informative chats about the systems, the science and sustainable living. Learn about affordable and effective solar hot water. See a complete cistern system that feeds the toilets and laundry rainwater!. Roofgarden, reclaimed materials, radiant heat and so much more. Bring the kids and let them frolic with the chickens!
Lemon Drop Addition hosted by LD Arch Design (WSB sponsor) – 5023 25th Ave SW, 98106
1 pm Sat and Sun — Live Green Roof Installation: Landscape designer Keri DeTore will be planting the roof of the chicken coop. This makes it easy to see the parts and pieces of how a green roof goes together.
Activities for kids will include making pet rock animals and Earth Day-themed art opportunities. Enter a drawing to receive a free custom chicken coop design for you or a friend! There will be representatives on site from LD Arch Design, D.B. Elkins Construction, NorthShore Plumbing, Woodcraft Cabinets, and more!
Westside Heat Conversion + Bath Remodel – in progress! hosted by Mighty House Construction and Joule Building Solutions – 4502 SW Findlay St, 98136.
This family was literally kept up nights worried about the cadet heaters throughout their home. Radiant ceiling panels were clearly the answer! Come witness the “ahhhh” of comfort, safety, and ease of radiant ceiling heat. While there, take a look at what a sustainable master bath remodel can look like!
On site experts include: sustainable home remodeling (Mighty House Construction), radiant Heating (Joule Building Solutions), kitchen/bath cabinets and designs (Bellmont Cabinet Company – Saturday only), home energy auditing (Community Power Works), and green building supplies (Green Depot). Art activities for kids both days.
Saturday Expo hosted by Green Depot – 4121 1st Avenue S, Seattle 98134
Featuring more than 20 exhibitors is the place for you to connect with green product experts, home energy auditing, living wall installers, solar companies and more!!! Those details are here.
Sunday Energy Workshops at Greenhome Solutions (Ballard) – Learn about energy efficient testing techniques, sustainable lighting choices, and other energy-saving ideas, incentives, and financing options. Details are here.
Visit http://SeattleGreenHomeTour.org for site details and interactive map.