Green Homes Tour of Middle TN
Green Homes Tours were held in 2011 and 2012. Stay tune for updates on the 2014 tour.
The Green Homes Tour is a partnership between the Cumberland River Compact and the U.S. Green Building Council Click here for previous tour details.
The Green Homes Tour provides the opportunity to:
SEE beautiful, eco-friendly homes and yards that save energy, water and money
LEARN about the practices and benefits of sustainable building and low impact landscaping
ACT to live more sustainably in Middle TN homes and neighborhoods
Homes selected for the tour meet important third-party-verified green building standards, such as LEED, EarthCraft House or Energy Star. They all showcase the beauty, function and cost savings of green homes, and include extensive educational information. You’ll see homes ranging from ultra-urban to suburban to rural, and from modest affordable homes to million dollar upscale homes. Come see all the latest in cost effective sustainable practices including solar energy, geothermal, maximum insulation, water efficiency, rain water harvesting, sustainable landscaping and more. If you have any interest in sustainable living, this is a great opportunity to see some of Middle Tennessee’s cutting edge green homes and learn practical things you can do in your home right away.
Opportunities are open to volunteer with the planning of the event and serving as tour guide the day of the event. For volunteer information please contact Program Director Gwen Griffith at email@example.com.
EarthCraft Homes, www.earthcraft.org
Energy Star Homes, www.energystar.gov
LEED for Homes, www.leedforhomes.org
US Green Building Council, www.usgbc.org