New Chicagoland Green Home Tour
The inaugural GreenBuilt Home Tour, showcasing sustainable, healthy homes in Northern Illinois, will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., July 20 and 21. This public tour highlights sustainable building practices that are attractive, practical and affordable and put current challenges to our vision to create a vibrant and sustainable built environment within a generation in the forefront of attendees’ minds. Local residents are invited to attend some or all of the tour.
Northern Illinois’ finest builders, designers and homeowners have pulled out all the stops to create healthy green homes. Together, they send a clear message—to reduce our nation’s need to produce energy, we must “build it tight and vent it right.” The tour will feature homes that need very little energy to keep them comfortable year-round and even produce more energy than they use.
All homes are built to national standards such as: ENERGY STAR for Homes, LEED for Homes, the National Green Building Standard, and Passive House.
Cost: GreenBuilt Home Tour Passport is $25 (for two) and allows unlimited visits to all 15 homes on the tour for the duration of the event. Children under 18 free. Natural Awakenings readers get $5 off with coupon code NACHICAGO, or volunteer at one of the homes and get a free weekend passport. For more information, visit GreenBuiltHomeTour.com.