Welcome to the 16th annual Spring Green Home Tour (formerly known as the High Performance Home Tour)…A HYBRID TOUR FOR 2021!

Sponsored by the High Performance Building Council, a joint council of the Home Builders Associations (HBAs) of Durham, Orange, and Chatham Counties and of Raleigh-Wake County. This tour is a free, Hybrid event on April 24-25 and May 1-2. A hybrid tour means some homes will be open for in-person touring with social distancing protocol in place, while other homes will be virtual tours. Each entry will be indicated if in-person or virtual on the website.

Excellent examples of green home construction at various levels of national certification are included in this year’s tour, from National Green Building Standard to EcoSelect and/or ENERGY STAR® as well as Environments for Living and Duke HERO. These programs are detailed in this publication in easy-to-understand terms. Each home in the Tour is third-party inspected and verified to ensure that it meets the minimum certification requirements established by its specified program.

Triangle home buyers looking for healthy, energy efficient, and cost-effective homes are in for a treat when touring the 2021 entries. The book will be online the week prior to the tour and each home will have a link to a professional 3D Tour! As homes on the tour may be in various stages of construction or even owner-occupied, this annual Open House is a unique opportunity to see first-hand some of the innovative high-performance building practices at work in our area. If you are interested in a particular home or builder, there will be an opportunity to request the builder contact you.

The Spring Green Home Tour Committee invites you to hybrid tour every home. Take notes, make lists of questions to ask builders and reach out to them for answers. Happy Touring to one and all!

Why purchase a green certified home? Because PERFORMANCE MATTERS! Visit homes on the Spring Green Home Tour and learn how a green certified home can save you money!


The Spring Green Home Tour app is now available!

Questions? Email julie@hbadoc.com or call 919.493.8899

Enjoy the Spring Green Home Tour!


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