How Green Should You Go? Energy Efficient Homes on the Homes by Architects Tour

This year’s tour features more energy efficient home designs than any other in its nine-year history. If green design is on your list of interests, or even if you’ve never seriously considered energy efficiency a high priority and want to know what all the hype is about, you won’t want to miss seeing these projects. What’s great about these projects is that nearly every one incorporates some element of energy efficiency, from the use of recycled building materials and efficient HVAC components to electric car charging stations in the garage.

Here are some of the energy efficient projects featured in the Homes by Architects Tour:

  • In Roseville, a new construction project designed by SALA Architects’ Marc Sloot, AIA, is ground zero for energy efficient design.
  • Christian Dean, AIA, of Christian Dean Architecture, worked with his client to design an urban residence with a modern flair but that also serves as a model for modern sustainable home design and building practices. GreenStar certified, it features a rooftop solar array, electrical charging station for a car, and sustainable landscaping.
  • In Golden Valley, Tan Nguyen, AIA of Nguyen Architects, designed a ‘High Performance’ home, including a rooftop solar array and an electric elevator.

These homes and the other 14 residential projects are open to the public from 10 am to 5 pm on September 17th and 18th, 2016. Tickets are now on sale at

The 2016 tour is supported by Hage Homes, Marvin Windows & Doors, Elevation Homes, Streeter & Associates, Warners’ Stellian, Lilu Interiors, Marvin Design Gallery by Shaw Stewart, Midwest Home, and many more. You can view the full list of supporters here.

Source: Midwest Home