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Northwest EcoBuilding Guild Chapters Join 
Forces to Host Local Green Tours

Inspiration, Education and Solutions - Two Puget Sound Green Tours, One Spectacular Weekend!

The Northwest EcoBuilding Guild Green Tours will celebrate the leadership and ingenuity of our local green builders, suppliers, and do-it-yourselfers, as well as demonstrate how they are making green an affordable solution for everyone.
Feb 25, 2011

(Seattle, WA) Building on the success of the South Sound Green Tour held in Olympia last year, both the South Sound and Seattle Chapters of the Northwest EcoBuilding Guild will be hosting Green Tours this spring.

“These Green Tours represent an incredible opportunity to continue to drive the Guild’s mission of not only supporting the progressive work of our members, but educating the public about the many ways to improve the relationship between our communities and our built environment.” Says Fiona Douglas-Hamilton, Guild President.

The tours will also celebrate the leadership and ingenuity of our local green builders, suppliers, and do-it-yourselfers, as well as demonstrate how they are making green an affordable solution for everyone.

“It is so exciting that the Guild is taking their tour around the sound, there are so many good green projects out there and it is inspiring for consumers in smaller cities to see them in their own backyard!” Says Patti Southard Program Manager for King County GreenTools.

Both the South Sound Green Tour (www.southsoundgreentour.org) and the Seattle Green Home Tour (www.seattlegreenhometour.org), which are free and open to the general public, will be held the weekend of April 16 & 17th, 10am to 4pm daily. They will highlight a variety of green building, remodeling and retrofitting techniques, as well as a host of greener lifestyle options, including:

•    The new Passive House standard, demonstrating the value of super energy-efficient construction
•    How homes and their occupants can approach ‘Net Zero Energy’ use
•    Built Green®, NW Energy Star Homes, and LEED for Homes certified projects.
•    How to incorporate energy and water efficiency, improved into air quality and increased comfort into small and large home remodel projects
•    How to choose, where to purchase, and how to install or use eco-friendly products available today

“The level of excitement around these Green Tours is building quickly, and we’ve had a number of people and businesses calling us to ask how they can get involved”, remarks Cate O’dahl, Seattle Green Home Tour Coordinator.

Those already actively involved in making these Green Tours possible include King County Green Tools, Built Green® of King and Snohomish Counties, Thurston County Solid Waste, Envision Homes, Lastingnest, Inc., Mighty House Construction, Second Use Building Materials, Connor Remodeling & Design, Puget Sound Solar, Greenhome Solutions, Cooper Jacobs Real Estate, LLC, and PCC Natural Markets.  

Others interested in participating in these Green Tours, can visit SouthSoundGreenTour.org or SeattleGreenHomeTour.org to learn about volunteer and sponsorship opportunities.

Detailed information about the Tour Sites is already available online, which includes locations in and around Olympia, Seattle, and East King County. Closer to the date, website visitors will be able to download tour brochures with locations and maps, and learn more about alternative transportation options, including vanpools, rideshares and public transportation.

Media Contacts
Cate O’dahl, Seattle Green Tour Coordinator, greenhometour@ecobuilding.org, 425.670.1342
Chris Van Daalan, South Sound Green Tour Coordinator, cvan@theverdantgroup.com, 360.789.9669

About the Northwest EcoBuilding Guild
The Northwest EcoBuilding Guild is a 501(c)(3) community of builders, designers, suppliers, homeowners, and partners concerned with ecological building in the Pacific Northwest, and currently has seven active chapters in Washington, Oregon and Idaho. www.ecobuilding.org

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