Triangle Green Home Tour
Save The Date! The 9th Annual
May 3-4 & 10-11, 2014
Attention Builders! Online Entry Form is now available. CLICK HERE!
Early Bird Deadline: December 20, 2013 ($850 per entry)
Regular Deadline: January 24, 2014 ($1,050 per entry)
Final Deadline: February 14, 2014 ($1,250 per entry)
The 2013 Green Home Tour information below will remain on our website under early 2014.
About the Tour
The Green Home Tour is a diverse group of newly-built green certified homes open to the public for touring, with a green building professional on site to answer questions and describe their home's green features.
Don't miss this unique chance to see first-hand the renewable energy and green building peractices at work in our area!
For more information, please call 919-493-8899.
Kevin Murphy shows off spray foam insulation in one of his homes.
Chad Ray and Bill Beasley accept a Green Award from Triangle Business Journal.
Louise Griffin talks about green building at the Festival for the Eno.
About the Green Home Builders of the Triangle
Our green building program was launched in 2006 with the primary purpose of promoting building techniques and materials that produce homes which consume less energy and other resources, facilitate better indoor air quality, and provide a more durable product requiring less maintenance. Click here to learn more about the GHBT members and leadership team. If you are an industry professional interested in green building, please join us! Click here for the program application.
Since November of 2006, we have been actively promoting green building in the Triangle through our annual Green Home Tour and a wide variety of green building educational programs. In addition, we had been operating a 3rd-party-verified certification program that was initially based on the Model Green Home Building Guidelines issued by the National Association of Home Builders. In early 2010, our program adopted the National Green Building Standard (NGBS) as its basis for certification. The NGBS is a consensus-based industry standard that provides the requirements for four levels of certification: bronze, silver, gold, and emerald.
In order to achieve a GHBT certificate for a home, a builder has been required to enroll the home in our program, complete a scoresheet to show that sufficient goals are being met in each of the program areas, include those components during construction, and work with a third-party verifier who checks to ensure that adequate goals have been met. Click here to learn about the homes that have been enrolled and certified in our program.
In September of 2010, the GHBT program stopped taking new certification enrollments and encouraged builders to use the NAHBGreen certification program, with which GHBT is affiliated. The NAHBGreencertification program is also based on the NGBS, so the basis for certification remains the same as under the GHBT certification program.
Click here to find out more or call Lynn Nacewicz, Director of Green Building and Membership Services, at 919-493-8899.
What IS the
Green Home Tour?
The Green Home Tour is an annual open-house tour of new homes throughout the Triangle, held in the Spring. This FREE event allows the public to tour the homes and see first hand green building practices and materials. Each home in the tour is inspected and third party verified, making sure each meet the minimum certification requirements established by the National Green Building Standard. You are welcome to visit any (or all!) of the homes on Tour, in any order. Pick up a Tour book (or visit our online tour guide), pick a starting point, and enjoy the Tour!
A joint program of the HBA of Durham, Orange, & Chatham Counties and the HBA of Raleigh-Wake County
Thanks to our 2013 Program Sponsors!
Synergy in Print
Beaman Building & Realty
Central Vacuum Experts
Earth Energy Solutions
L.D. Swain & Son
Out of the Woods Builders
Professional Builders Supply
Quick Turn Appraisels
Superior Walls of NC
Yes! Solar Solutions