NW Green Home Tour 2013

Real Estate Sales Representative with Engel & Völkers Seattle/Eastside

NW Green Home Tour 2013

Yes it's the 3rd year this year and we have more than 30 sites on the tour. From Bainbridge to Issaquah and from Bothell to West Seattle there is something to see for every one. Best of all it's self guided and FREE!

Green curious? Are you familiar with Passivhaus, Net Zero, One Planet, Built Green? If you attend some of the homes on the tour it will be clear to you what makes these home different. The NW Green Home Tour is not to be missed!

Green Home Tour Committee Image by Bright house images

Craftsman to modern, kitschy to elegant, modest to grand. Many of these homes don't look different than a conventionally built home, they perform better and are better for you.

Rain or Shine, come on out to the tour and see how houses are being built for the future right now!

Most of these homes may not be for sale, if you would like assistance finding your next green home, I'm here to help!



Comments (5)

Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I love green homes.

What a great idea to organize this tour. Kim, do you visit them during their  construction?


Apr 26, 2013 06:14 PM
Kim Mulligan
Engel & Völkers Seattle/Eastside - Seattle, WA
Selling Homes for the 21st Century

Yes Inna,

As the tour is planned more than 6 months in advance many contractors can only guess where they will be in their construction. So some the the homes are known as a "behind the walls" tour. This is an excellent opportunity to see how they are constructed differently and especially the all important "envelope".

Apr 26, 2013 06:30 PM
David Popoff
DMK Real Estate - Darien, CT
Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct
What a great idea and way to share useful ideas. We have a couple of green home tours here in Ct during the summer, a lot of work for the homeowner to open up their homes but nice.
May 01, 2013 02:08 AM
Kim Mulligan
Engel & Völkers Seattle/Eastside - Seattle, WA
Selling Homes for the 21st Century

Yes, David it is a lot of work for the homeowners. Can't blame them it's a bit of a hassle. It's mostly spurred on by the people who have been doing the work on the houses or if new construction, the builders. There have been some special homeowners who will pay to have their house on the tour just to get the word out that green is the way to go! We love their enthusiasm.

May 01, 2013 02:26 AM
Alchemy Real Estate Group Seattle Real Estate
Alchemy Real Estate Group - Seattle, WA
Represent Seattle's Builders & Intelligent Clients

Very creative idea.  I am sure many people can learn from this.  Thanks for thinking outside the box!

Jul 06, 2013 01:59 AM