It’s no secret that Boulder Colorado is home to some of the most environmentally friendly people in the country. It is because of this high level of awareness and concern for our planet that the Boulder Green Home Tour is able to host their second year of annual self-guided tours of the most innovative green housing currently available. This tour, hosted on September 24th, gives any ticket holder an opportunity to see many of these new energy efficient homes, ranging from traditional styles to multi-family projects. All of these homes are selected not only because of their low impact on the environment, but also to demonstrate how homes built with energy efficient materials that utilize renewable energy can still be beautiful places to live.
One of the many allures of the tour is its self guided nature, meaning that attendees are free to choose which order they see the homes in, and how much time they want to spend in each one between the hours of 10am and 4pm. This is an event you will want to see in person, because no interior photographs are allowed out of respect for the home’s owners. There are expected to be 10-15 homes available for touring on the 24th. After which there will not be another opportunity to see them again until next year.
The inspiration for the Boulder Green Home Tour was to bring together members of the community, architects, contractors, and vendors in an open dialog of new ideas and possibilities for future green homes. To further facilitate these discussions and learning possibilities, the Boulder Green Home Tour also offers an evening of presentations the day before the tour begins as a free bonus to those who purchased tickets for the tour. This year includes presentations on Green Building 101, Net Zero, and Passive House. This smaller, more intimate, evening gives the public a rare opportunity to have in depth discussions with architects and contractors. To not exclude those who are unable to attend this pre-event, there is also an open after party for all ticket holders. This gives the attendees another chance to speak with members of the industry, as well as vote on which home will receive the People’s Choice Award.
In 2015, the first year the tour was held, over 450 visitors came to tour the 11 environmentally friendly homes on display. All the work and effort done by Boulder Green Home to create such a successful first event paid off by bringing them more attention from sponsors and the public for the second annual tour. For 2016 they are expecting anywhere between 200 and 500 attendees. 10% of every $15 dollar ticket sold will be donated to Flatirons Habitat for Humanity to further their projects in the Boulder community.
If you have any questions about Boulder Green Homes or real estate, please contact Adam Kroll.