16th Annual Spring Green Home Tour will feature High Performance Homes throughout the Triangle

2021 Spring Green Home Tour

April 24-May 2, 2021
Virtual & In-Person Tours

The High Performance Building Council (HPBC) of the Triangle presents the 2021 Spring Green Home Tour on April 24-25 and May 1-2. This year’s tour will be a Hybrid event, with some homes featuring in-person touring while all 18 homes will have an online tour, including a 3D virtual tour of each home. The Spring Green Home Tour will showcase a variety of excellent examples of green home construction at various levels of national certification: National Green Building Standard (NGBS), ecoSelect, ENERGY STAR®, Duke HERO and Hers. Each home in the tour is inspected and third-party verified, making sure each home meets the minimum certification requirements established by its specified program. The High Performance Building Council of the Triangle is a joint council of the Home Builders Associations (HBAs) of Durham, Orange and Chatham Counties and of Raleigh-Wake County.

With today’s home buyers looking for healthy, efficient, cost-effective homes, high performance builders are poised to fulfill these consumer needs. The Tour showcases a diverse collection of certified high performance new homes and building professionals will have links for the public to reach out with questions or if they are interested in a particular home. The tour homes may be in various stages of construction or owner-occupied. This is a unique opportunity to see first-hand some of the innovative high performance building practices at work in our area.

“I invite you to visit the homes participating in this year’s Triangle Green Home Tour,” says Julie Carrow of the HBA. “We hope interacting with the builders and on-site representatives (whether online or in-person) while looking at these innovative building practices will give you a greater appreciation of what is involved in meeting these stringent requirements. Home certified to these superior standards result in healthier, more comfortable, and energy efficient homes for you and your family!”

The Triangle has long been recognized as a leader in building innovative, high-performance, green homes. According to Home Innovation Research Labs, North Carolina continues to be ranked first in the country in the number of NGBS Green Certified single-family homes. Here is a short list of the NGBS Green Builders that are participating in this year’s tour:

  • BuildSense, Inc., Virtual Entry, Hillsborough
  • BuildSense, Inc., Virtual Entry, Raleigh
  • BuildSense, Inc., Virtual Entry, Chapel Hill
  • Cimarron Homes, Virtual Entry, Durham
  • Collins Design Build, Virtual Entry, Hillsborough
  • Hearthstone Luxury Homes, In-Person Touring, Durham
  • Homes By Dickerson, Virtual Entry, Durham
  • J. Hoffman Studio Design + Build, LLC, Virtual Entry, Carrboro

Visit www.SpringGreenHomeTour starting April 19 to enjoy the Virtual Tour which includes an online tour guide and 3D videos of the 18 homes. For more information about the Tour, call (919) 493-8899, email julie@hbadoc.com, or visit their pages on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.