Yes, green is everywhere these days, but this is a green home tour that’s been around for a while now…

What: Build It Green home tour

When: Sunday, Sept. 28, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: 14 green-built and remodeled homes in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties

Cost: $20/Tour Guidebook (two can share and save mailing costs). Available at various Whole Foods locations and Reclaim, 855 Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park.

Info: Call 888-404-7336; visit

Build It Green Home Tours offer you a glimpse inside some of California’s greenest homes. In a single day, these innovative self-guided tours showcase many beautiful single- and multi-family residences that were built or remodeled using healthy, energy- and resource-efficient products and practices.

See houses that look great, save money, and are easier on the environment.
Discover how a home can be “greened” whatever your budget or taste.
Meet homeowners and building professionals who have built and remodeled green.
Explore a wide array of green features:

  • Bay-Friendly landscaping practices
  • Solar hot water and solar electric systems
  • Radiant in-floor heating
  • Super-insulated building methods
  • Bamboo, cork, and natural linoleum flooring
  • Salvaged and sustainably harvested woods
  • Recycled composite wood decking
  • High-efficiency dual-flush toilets…and much more!

To attend a tour, participants purchase a Tour Guidebook and choose which of the homes they wish to see. Participants are free to visit any number of homes in any order they choose from 10AM to 5PM on Green Home Tour day.

By partnering with local public agencies and organizations, Build It
Green is able to offer one tour in the spring and one in the fall in regions that rotate around the San Francisco Bay Area. Get more information about: