Green Home Tours & Talks

You have been spending a lot of time at home thinking how you could make your home healthier, more efficient, and beautiful, but maybe you’re not sure where to start. Join Sustainable Connection for a weekend of opportunities and learn through virtual home tours, workshops, and local experts who can help make magic happen.

 

 

All access passes only $5

Join us!

April 17-18, 2021

Enjoy a weekend of opportunities to learn how you can not only make your home more beautiful and efficient, but aligned to your values for the climate and Earth with virtual tours, interactive workshops, and a directory of local green building businesses.

Our Green Home Tours will let you step inside our community’s most beautiful green homes—all from the comfort of your couch! Get an inside look at your neighbors’ inspiring design projects, practical application of green initiatives, and innovative use of natural materials in their homes!

We’re offering ten, one-hour-long interactive workshops Saturday, April 17 and Sunday, April 18. Choose your schedule for the weekend based on your interests—Purchase your weekend pass for access to all of the information for only $5.

Each session will provide you the chance to talk to local experts and professionals, win prizes from your favorite local businesses, and of course, support the Sustainable Connections Green Building & Smart Growth program!

Only the Best

What’s included in the all access pass?

Your all access pass will provide you with a password to view 6 virtual tours, and 10 live workshops on the weekend of April 17 & 18:

 

  • Ten interactive Zoom workshop sessions where you can TALK to the experts
  • An opportunity to win prizes such as a $50 gift card to the RE Store and a years worth of Woods Coffee delivered to your door
  • Local businesses and contractors ready to help with your project
  • Virtual home tours of the greenest homes in the Pacific Northwest

Talk to local experts

Learn Through Live Virtual Workshops

Saturday, April 17, 2021

Saturday, 10am

The Green Building Primer: what you need to know to get started.

Saturday, 11am

The Three Pillars of Residential Decarbonization: electrify, optimize, and solarize. 

Saturday, 12pm

Six Simple Ways to Prioritize Green Building in Your Construction Project.

Saturday, 1pm

High Performance Remodeling: two case studies

Saturday, 2pm

From Energy Audit to Retrofit: A virtual walk through energy efficiency upgrades (pants not required).

Sunday, April 18, 2021

Sunday, 10am

Tips for Success with Green Materials: from initial conceptualization to selecting the right team of trusted professionals.

Sunday, 11am

Accessory Dwelling Unit Workshop: from initial design concept to construction.

Sunday, 12pm

Solar Today, To Prepare For Tomorrow: learn what you need to know about the latest solar technology and incentives.

Sunday, 1pm

​What is a Passive House? Creating affordable, efficient homes.

Sunday, 2pm

Designing and Building Affordable Net Zero Energy Homes. The What, Why, and How to.

Virtual Tours (from the comfort of your own home!)

Tour 6 of our Region’s Greenest Homes

Right on Rambler

Hawthorn  Hideaway

Felicity House

The homes on our virtual tours are located on traditional lands of the Lummi, Nooksack, and Coast Salish Tribes and we wish to acknowledge them as Traditional Owners. We would also like to pay our respects to their Elders, past and present, and the Elders from other communities who may be taking part in the Green Home Tours & Talks. We intend to be respectful guests and good neighbors as we recognize their culture, heritage, and sovereignty. Attendees participating from other areas may be occupying other tribal lands, depending on where they are signing in from. To find out what ancestral lands you’re occupying, visit https://native-land.ca. Acknowledgement is just the first step, and we’re inviting you to also take action by making a contribution to the Traditional Owners of your land, helping to reverse negative effects that have taken place on the land, or educating yourself and your community about native culture and history.

Many Thanks To Our Green Building & Smart Growth Sponsors:

Barkley Company
PSCCU
2020 Engineering
Instinct Builders
Bellingham Bay Builders
Cascade Joinery
Lautenbach Industries
Sanitary Service Company