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Site Workshops

Educational activities offered at the Seattle Green Home Tour April 16 & 17, 2011. Discover the latest tips and techniques on sustainable and green building practices. Hosted by the Northwest EcoBuilding Guild.

Location

Type

Site

Workshop/Educational Activities

North Seattle

[D]

01. Hobbit House

Professionals involved in project will be on site for discussions. Demonstrations on radiant heat technology will be performed periodically throughout the weekend.

North Seattle [W] 10 AM Saturday 02. The Centennial House Blower Door and Other Home Performance Testing Demonstration

North Seattle

[W] 10:30-11:30 Sat & Sun

07. Collins Memorial Addition

Indoor Air Quality | Operations & Maintenance | Lead Paint Safety

See link for Workshop Description

North Seattle

[D]

09. Phinney Retreat

Design-Build Workshop: Working with architects and contractors as one.
See link for Workshop Description

North Seattle

[D]

11. Urban Sustainability

Solar | Electric Car

North Seattle

[D] [W]

12. The Common View House

Blower Door and Home Performance

North Seattle

[D]

13. Woodlawn House

A celebration of historic details and cutting edge green building practices.

North Seattle

[D]

15. Magnolia View Major Remodel

Ongoing garden tours of wildlife habitat and native plant restoration process on a critical slope

S & West Seattle

[D] [W]

16. Envision Homes in West Seattle

Workshop Schedule - Sat + Sun
11am  Rainwater Harvesting and Indoor re-use
12am  Recycled and Reclaimed
1pm  IAQ…Low toxic living
2pm  Solar Thermal Assisted Heating
3pm  High Efficiency Building Envelopes

S & West Seattle

[D] [W]

19. A Mighty House

Two Full days of Workshops and Demonstrations – see full schedule  

S & West Seattle

[W] 11 am and 2 pm 20. Courtland Place Passive Project Both Days at 11 am and then again at 2 pm, Rob Harrison, Certified Passive House consultant will give a presentation on the new Passive House Building Efficiency Standard.

S & West Seattle

[D] [W]

22. Leschi Green Gut Rehab

Explore our Building Science Laboratory! Team of Green Raters and Sustainable Building Consultants on hand. Workshop / demonstration of a Blower Door Test at 10:30, 12:00, 1:30, & 3:00 each day. Other demonstrations, see link for description

Eastside

[D]

23. Trails at Newcastle

Low impact development – numerous techniques will be used. Wildlife and native plant restoration.

Eastside

[D]

24. zHome

zHome will offer ongoing tours of this groundbreaking zero net energy townhome community, currently under construction.  Come hear about its ground source heat pump system, highly insulated shell, rainwater recycling system, solar panels, heat recovery ventilation, FSC framing, and raingarden system.  A great opportunity for a behind the walls view of these systems.

Eastside

[D] [W]

25. Bellevue 41st 
12 pm Saturday

Tour, guide, handout, vendors meeting, Q&A
Energy Star verifier performing home testing - Tadashi Shiga, of NW Energy Star for Homes will perform demonstration 12 pm Saturday

Eastside

[D]

28. Student Village

Showing a narrative DVD of the site development throughout the weekend.

 

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