2020 Metro Denver Green
Homes Virtual Tour
This year's Self-Guided Tour offers convenience and safety for all
How are your neighbors living better AND saving money, while helping us all breathe easier?
Find out at this year's special virtual Metro Denver Green Homes Tour, Beginning Saturday October 3rd. You will see some of the BEST homes from the last 20 years of the Metro Denver Green Homes Tour. Join the virtual tour from the comfort of your couch, with video walk-throughs, insights and useful information. Learn the simple secrets that make these homes so comfortable, cost-effective and healthy!
Go to our Free Virtual Tour Registration and check out the option to support the Metro Denver Green Homes Tour with a donation.
This year’s self-guided tour is in coordination with the National Tour of Solar Homes by American Solar Energy Society (ASES). We are also featuring 4 expert speakers on sustainabile home topics and you can watch those presentations at your leisure on Tour day or any time until next year's events.
Choose the homes you want to explore and get the inside scoop on how you can enjoy the benefits of better living! Then see expert presentations on money and energy saving upgrades for your home. Hear Bill Lucas Brown from GB3 Energy on "Reducing your Carbon Footprint with an Electric Mini Split"; John Avenson, from PHIUS.org and Steve Nixon from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory discussing "New Home vs Renovation, 2 alternative Paths to Zero Energy"; and Peter Ewers from Ewers Architecture Golden presenting "All Electric Buildings, the Key to our Energy Future."
Join this once-a-year opportunity to visit a variety of homes benefitting from a range of smart “green” strategies. More background on our 26th Annual Tour is below and also check out our Chaffee Green Homes Tour coming in September on our western slope.
Some Photos of the 2019 Tour
Board Members John Avenson and JoAnn Herrick
getting ready for our Channel 7 Interview of
John to feature the 2019 Solar Tour.
Chaffee Tour of Solar and
When: Saturday September 12
Where: Starts at Salida Farmer's Market, Alpine Park, 4th and E streets at 9:am.
Also: Sunday September 13 visit us at the Farmer's Market in Buena Vista, 701 Front Loop.
FREE Admission! (Donations appreciated)
A self-guided tour of your sustainable community!
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HOME on 2018 tour
Morrison home on 2018 tour
Two large wine barrels collect rainwater to be used for watering the plants.
Attractive new, high-performance home matching surrounding 1920s Victorian-style homes in historic Platt Park.
CERV Install with Marc and John
Back to Chaffee County for our 2nd Year:
Join us on Saturday September 12 at Alpine Park and witness select homes in Salida where homeowners have installed solar energy systems and made other improvements to make their homes more sustainable. Homeowners, volunteers and representatives from solar installers Peak Solar Designs, Renewable Energy Outfitters and Colorado Solar Energy were available to explain smart “green’’ home features.
The tour will begin at the Salida Farmer’s Market, at Alpine Park, 4th and E Streets, at 9 am on September 12. Tour sponsor New Energy Colorado will host a booth featuring a variety of energy efficiency measures that homeowners can install at little or no cost. At the booth, a map of the tour homes will be available. From 9 am until noon, the tour sites will be open to interested residents. On September 13 from 8 am until 1 pm in Buena Vista, an informational booth with the same information will be available at the Farmer’s Market, at South Main Town Square, 701 Front Loop.
If you have registered, start your Tour Experience HERE
Denver Metro Home Tour info continues here:
The Denver Metro Green Homes Tour has been in the Denver area for twenty-five years, with similar events in all fifty other states. This year’s self-guided tour coincides with the National Tour of Solar Homes and features homes that demonstrate a wide range of strategies from remodeling options to full-on passive solar design to an entire community focused on clean, efficient energy. Spend an hour or a full day exploring both new homes and homes that have a history of performance in Arvada, Denver, Golden & foothills, Littleton, and Westminster.
Nearly every day we read or hear about new and evolving technologies that can help us save money in our homes while being environmentally responsible. Options are plentiful and questions inevitably arise. What is right for me and my home? Can I do this now or do I have to plan for it? Is it cheap and easy or more involved? Do I have to change my lifestyle? Our Metro Denver Green Homes Tour lets you speak directly with proud efficient homeowners, see and experience what they have done, and get all your questions answered without spin or pressure, so you gain the real-world facts, from the source, to make decisions that are best for you today and tomorrow.
The Metro Denver Green Homes Tour is an event organized by New Energy Colorado, a 501c3 non-profit corporation, and your admission cost is tax deductible. See you on the Tour!
Golden Earth Days, Now New Energy Colorado increased community awareness of renewable energy and transportation options and encouraged active sustainability through the home tour. The annual tour is part of the National Solar Tour coordinated nationally by the nonprofit American Solar Energy Society in collaboration with dozens of outstanding partner organizations. It takes place annually during the first Saturday in October in conjunction with National Energy Awareness Month.
Golden Earth Days won the Sustainability Award for Community Group for the City of Golden in 2014.
Last year in recognition of shared goals and in the interest of combining resources, Golden Earth Days merged with a project working on solar education to create New Energy Colorado.