Save-the-Date: October 2, Metro GH Tour | September 11, Chaffee GH Tour
Start Your Virtual Metro Tour Experience HERE
Welcome to the
Green Homes Tour!
This 2020 COVID19 pandemic has upended many aspects of our daily lives, but it has also reinforced the importance of our homes. Never before has it been more important to live in homes that are comfortable, healthy and cost-effective.
For the first time, this year’s tour is a virtual video look at some of the metro area’s most innovative homes. The tour is a “Greatest Hits’’ from our quarter century of showcasing homes that use energy efficiency, renewable energy and water- wise practices. They save energy, water and money for their owners, and make the air cleaner for all of us. By visiting the homes from the comfort of your home, you will learn what makes them healthy for residents and the planet alike. We hope they will inspire you to make some changes in your own home.
Please support the Metro
Denver Green Homes Tour
with a donation.
Our thanks to Jim Smith
of Golden Realty for his
huge extra effort to shoot,
edit and produce all of
our home videos in this
year's Home Tour.
New Energy Colorado Presents Jim with
a special comemorative plaque.
Many of the homes on our self-guided tour started out as modest tract homes similar to much of the metro area’s housing stock. Through changes over time - from replacing lightbulbs to total remodeling- their owners made them more efficient and less expensive to heat, cool and light. In many cases, the initial modest changes inspired owners to do more – from adding solar energy systems to their roofs to eliminating natural gas entirely. The tour also includes an entire community built to use less energy than it generates, and it showcases some stunning new homes in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. We invite you to virtually tour all the homes and learn how to enjoy greener living.
This year’s self-guided tour is presented in coordination with the National Tour of Solar Homes, sponsored by the American Solar Energy Society (ASES).
Also Featuring: Three expert speakers Watch these presentations at your leisure.
John Avenson, from PHIUS.org fr discussing "Home Efficiency Upgrades for Do-It-Yourselfers and Pros"
Peter Ewers from Ewers Architecture Golden presenting "All Electric Buildings, the Key to our Energy Future."
This year's tour is made possible with support from these sponsors
Congratulations to Sheila Townsend
Our Board Member Sheila Townsend received an award from the Jefferson County Good News Coalition to honor her work for "Enriching the Earth, Enhancing the Future”. The annual awards seek out positive values and happenings throughout Jefferson County and Sheila’s tireless work on the annual Metro Denver Green Homes tour, is just the sort of thing that got their attention. We thank Shelia for her leadership and dedication to a more sustainable world.