5th Annual Green Home Tour coming in May

Over 30 homes in 4 Counties

The Green Home Builders of the Triangle sponsor this exciting home tour in May to showcase green technologies.  Mark your calendars now!  For your convenience the tour runs for two weekends.

Sat, May 15, 2010 – noon to 6 pm
Sun, May 16, 2010 – noon to 6 pm
Sat, May 22, 2010 – noon to 6 pm
Sun, May 23, 2010 – noon to 6 pm

Some of the homes will be under construction so it will be a great time for you to see what’s behind the walls.  All of the homes will be ENERGY STAR certified at minimum and various levels of GHBT’s certifications.

Come on out and learn about the various green technologies that make green certified homes more energy efficient, comfortable, healthy and more economical to own.  Here’s a partial list of some of the technologies.

  • Sealed attic and crawl space
  • High-efficiency HVAC system with fresh air intake
  • Spray foam insulation
  • Energy Star® appliances & lights with LED or compact fluorescent bulbs
  • Low- or no-VOC paints, caulks, & adhesives for good indoor air quality
  • Low-flow plumbing fixtures
  • Solar water heaters linked to radiant-floor heating
  • Low-E windows
  • Low-maintenance landscaping that features rainwater collection & drought-resistant plants
  • Compressed wheat doors
  • High-efficiency gas water heater
  • Recycled news print insulation for interior walls
  • Reuse of demolished materials to help conserve resources
  • Locally milled pine floors
  • Passive solar orientation with 2-ft overhangs
  • Returns or transfer ducts in all bedrooms for maximum comfort/efficiency
  • Advanced framing techniques
  • High-efficiency HVAC system with fresh-air intake
  • Bamboo stair treads & countertops
  • Rain screen on exterior walls

Stay tuned for updates on the homes and even some photos of the construction process for a few special homes.  If you have a moment, browse my blog posts about previous years. It will give you a good idea of what’s been featured. Happy reading!


About trianglegreenhomes

EcoBroker, Realtor, Environmentalist and tireless advocate for green housing. Helping clients find a high performance home or make their current home more energy efficient, environmentally friendly and improve the indoor air quality.
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