These were the homes on the 2017 Boulder Green Homes Tour.
This year, the self-paced tour featured 9 green “homes”, including a tiny house, a sustainable mobile café, single-family housing, multifamily housing and mixed use buildings in Boulder. The day culminated in a celebratory after-party which was open to all tour participants, volunteers and sponsors.
The homes included a wide variety of sustainable aspects including passive solar design, ground source heat pumps, solar energy systems, alternative insulation materials, the latest in window technology, non-toxic, renewable and recycled materials, water conserving plumbing and landscaping, and much more. The homes were among the greenest in the Front Range and included novel sustainable building materials, earthen finishes, extensive use of passive solar and adaptive reuse of materials.