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2011 Green Tour Sites

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Batdorf & Bronson Coffee Roastery

Batdorf & Bronson Coffee Roastery

Batdorf & Bronson Coffee Roasters

This commercial roastery and corporate headquarters has been progressively retrofitted to improve energy efficiency and reduce water usage and waste. Their building, like their coffee, reflects a commitment to total quality, social conscience and sustainability throughout the business.

Boyd Barn Conversion

Boyd Barn Conversion

Smith Design Studio and Small Building Company

This 1970’s pole barn was transformed into a guest studio with a living space, kitchenette, and full bathroom using on-site harvested wood and materials salvaged from existing deconstructed horse stables.

Do-It-Yourself @ True Value

Do-It-Yourself @ True Value

Olympia Supply Company

For over 100 years, Olympia Supply has served the community with old-fashioned service and solid selection of core hardware groups. Offering new "green" product lines for a sustainable local economy - Product Reps and Free DIY Workshops in Store for the Tour!

Far Reach House

Far Reach House

Scott Homes

The Far Reach House is a sweet 2000 sq ft home on a wooded hilltop over-looking Evergreen Valley and the Olympics. Its innovative design combines proven technology with up-and-coming building sciences to create a healthy, affordable family home.

Fertile Ground Village

Fertile Ground Village

Fertile Ground Guesthouse and Green Village Realty

This intentional community is an urban oasis in downtown Olympia. Permaculture practices make it natural, beautiful and productive. It’s also an economic development hub, with 16 green businesses doing demonstrations for the Green Tour.

Little Tuscany

Little Tuscany

Capezio Homes and Mutual Materials

This Mediterranean style, gated condominium community in Olympia’s Westside features a remarkable stormwater detention system that uses permeable pavers and 3 layers of crushed aggregate to reduce pollution and infiltrate rainwater into underground aquifers.

Longhouse Dreams

Longhouse Dreams

Brand X Design & Construction

This lovely cottage nestled in the woods was built with Rastra insulated concrete forms for "aging in place." Its contemporary Northwest architectural style is inspired by the owner's Native American heritage and traditional longhouse design.

LOTT Regional Services Center

LOTT Regional Services Center

LOTT Clean Water Alliance

LOTT's new Regional Services Center was designed to meet LEED Platinum Certification and includes many green features, such as on-site green power generation, recycled & salvaged materials, water-conserving fixtures, a green roof, and extensive daylighting. LOTT provides wastewater management services for the urbanized area of north Thurston County, including Lacey, Olympia, Tumwater, and Thurston County. Designed by Miller / Hull, Built by Korsmo Construction.

Mid-Century Modern EcoFit

Mid-Century Modern EcoFit

Jessica Liederbach, ReMax Four Seasons, Realtor

Come marvel at the Mid-Century Modern charm! This 1960s home in NE Olympia has unique architectural details inside and out. It will get a major “Eco-Fit” for the Green Tour – a deep green remodel with energy efficient upgrades, healthy interior makeover, and salvaged / reclaimed materials.

North Project Passive House

North Project Passive House

The Artisans Group

This home uses less energy than it takes to run a hairdryer! …and would you believe it doesn’t have a central heating system? Outrageous.

Sunset Air LEED Gold Headquarters

Sunset Air LEED Gold Headquarters

Sunset Air

Sunset Air's state-of-the-art office and showroom is recognized as the first privately-owned LEED Gold building in Washington.

The Habitat ReStore

The Habitat ReStore

Habitat for Humanity

Whether you are a contractor, homeowner, craftsman artist or designer you will find a wealth of interesting, inspiring and practical materials to complete almost any project at SPS Habitat’s Sound Builders' ReStore.

The Hobbit House

The Hobbit House

Laupen Homes

Nestled in the woods, this 1900 sq. ft. home lives large. Traditional proportions with oversize storybook detailing, give this house a magical feel.

The Jewel Box  |  Passive House

The Jewel Box | Passive House

The Artisans Group

This home is being considered as a case study for inclusion in the upcoming book, “Reinventing Fire: A New Vision” by world-renowned energy guru Amory Lovins. NOTE: Parking is extremely limited on site, please park your vehicle at the Priest Point Park parking lot and walk west to the site. Thank you!

The Kraft House

The Kraft House

Polar Bear Construction

The Kraft House is an example of building small and building green. At less than 1500 sf, this house demonstrates many green features including advanced framing, solar hot water, radiant floor heat and reclaimed wood interior.

The Leavenworth Ave. House

The Leavenworth Ave. House

EcoWoodworks & Olympia Heritage Commission

You CAN preserve your home’s historic character and save energy! Proper weatherization of vintage wood windows will save energy, cut utility bills, and increase a property’s value.

Tiny House EcoVillage

Tiny House EcoVillage

New Market Skills Center & Quixote Village

The YouthBuild Program in conjunction with the Alternative Energy Program at New Market Skills Center, will demonstrate a Tiny House EcoVillage, which include three 70 sq. ft. mobile sleeping units they are making for Quixote Village (Camp Quixote is Olympia's Homeless Tent City), and other tiny houses built locally.

Tormore, Home of Sherry Snider

Tormore, Home of Sherry Snider

Wild Thyme Farm & NW Certified Forestry

This 5-star Built Green Home special has spectacular interior woodwork! A custom handcrafted staircase, custom-made doors, wainscoting, window seats and more - all crafted from top-quality, locally grown, harvested and milled FSC-certified Alder from Wild Thyme Farm in Oakville.

Washington PUD - LEED Platinum Headquarters

Washington PUD - LEED Platinum Headquarters

Mountain Construction

This distinctive building makes a clear statement of Washington PUD's leadership in water and energy conservation. It also exemplifies excellent sustainable design practices, classic architecture, and superb design-build teamwork.

Weenie Greenie House

Weenie Greenie House

South Sound Solar

This small (568 sf), super-insulated, passive solar house was owner designed and built as an appropriately sized house in an over-consumptive country on a over-populated planet with dwindling natural resources.

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