Green Homes Tour:
Date: Oct 30, 2011
The Residential Green Building Committee of the U.S. Green Building Council San Diego Chapter is bringing back this popular tour of sustainably-designed homes throughout San Diego County, showcasing innovations in eco-friendly residential design and construction. The tour will take place on Sunday, October 30, 2011 from 11am-4pm, and the seven tour homes all feature high-performance green design and construction elements, and include LEED-certified multi-family affordable homes, sustainably remodeled homes, and high-end custom homes registered under the LEED for Homes Program.
The residences are located in Del Mar, Point Loma, Encinitas, Chula Vista, and San Marcos. Docents will be available for guided tours at each home, and registrants will receive information on the sustainable features of each home.
Innovative features of the homes include radiant-heated floors, solar photovoltaic systems, edible landscapes, native and drought-tolerant landscapes, gray-water irrigation, green-formulated stucco, reflective cool roofing, and paints low in volatile organic compounds (VOCs). The multi-family homes in San Marcos and Chula Vista achieved LEED Platinum certification, the highest possible rating, and are a successful part of community revitalization efforts. The Chula Vista multi-family project achieved “net zero” energy use, and has received special recognition for its sustainable features, including the 2009 San Diego Earth Works E.A.R.T.H. Award, the LEED for Homes Outstanding Multifamily Project Award, and the 2010 ED+C Excellence in Design Award.
KIDS UNDER 16 ARE FREE WHEN ACCOMPANIED BY A RESPONSIBLE PAID ADULT.
3 Homes ticket ($10 members, $15 not-yet members)
All Homes ticket ($20 members, $25 not-yet members)
Full-Time Student ticket ($5 with student ID at the Homes)
Download flyer here
For those who wish to register on-site: On-site registration is encouraged and can be done for $5 each home (children under 16 are free). Check and cash only will be accepted on-site. You may register at any of the 7 home sites--just look for our wonderful volunteers. Thanks!