May 16, 2023

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Green Home Tours & Talks are Back in Person for 2023

Sustainable Connections' 21st annual Green Home Tours & Talks on June 3, 2023 will be back in person! There is nothing quite like walking through a beautiful, healthy, eco-friendly home in person. From accessory dwelling units (ADUs) to duplexes and single-family homes, this year’s tour showcases an impressive variety of home styles.

Designers and builders alike have captured the true essence of the Pacific Northwest through innovative and energy-efficient homes such as Forest House Above the Bay from Bellingham Bay Builders. The beautifully tiled entryway in this all-electric home highlights the natural surroundings. Bathed in sunlight, the Forest House appropriately features solar panels on its durable metal roof.

Forest House Above the Bay is one of five homes showcased on the tour this year. Don’t miss out on all of the homes offered by Instinct Builders, [bundle] design studio, Envision Residential and Commercial Remodeling, and Bellingham Bay Builders. Tour-goers can meet the builders and designers who envisioned the stunning homes at each stop on this year’s tour.

“This year, the community will have the opportunity to see some of the most high-performance homes in Whatcom County. We will have three detached accessory dwelling units, Whatcom County's first certified Passive House, a high-performance duplex, and a net zero energy home!” explains Katy Coleman, Program Coordinator & Energy Advisor.

A unique addition to this year's event is the workshops being led by CAZ Construction and The Community Energy Challenge. Anyone who has an interest in green building, energy efficiency, or architecture will not want to miss these workshops!

Attendees can purchase tickets online ($10/person) for the self-guided tour and workshops or at any stop on the day of the tour. Details about the homes and workshops can be found on Sustainable Connections’ website including a mobile-friendly map, photos, site descriptions, and a directory of local businesses that provide home and landscape goods and services. Printed guides are available as well on the day of the tour at the tour stops. We encourage folks to bike or carpool if they can!

What: Green Home Tours & Talks
When: June 3, 10am-4pm
Home Tour Locations: Whatcom County (self-guided)

Workshops Location: Sustainable Connections, 1701 Ellis St, Bellingham, WA 98225
Self-guided tour & workshop cost: $10/adult. Kids are free.

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        We acknowledge that Whatcom County is located on the unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples. They cared for the lands that included what we’d call the Puget Sound region, Vancouver Island and British Columbia since time immemorial. This gives us the great obligation and opportunity to learn how to care for our surrounding areas and all the natural and human resources we require to live. We express our deepest respect and gratitude for our indigenous neighbors, the Lummi Nation and Nooksack Tribe, for their enduring care and protection of our shared lands and waterways.
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