New Green Home Tour Happening In Cleveland

Ohioans–live in the Greater Cleveland area, and in the market for a new green home? You’re in luck, as the Home Builders Association of Greater Cleveland has announced that its Green Home Tour for 2011 will offer a wide range of such homes at price points ranging from $200,000 to $1.3 million.

This third annual tour will take place September 17th and 18th, September 24th and 25th; and October 1st and 2nd. Among the homes featured on the tour is the Pagoda model from Legacy Homes, built with timbers reclaimed from a 140-year-old barn, and the Whitfield model by Payne & Payne builders, designed to be 50% more energy efficient than a conventionally built home of similar size.

Legacy Homes Pagoda Model

image via Home Builders Association of Greater Cleveland

Also featured on the tour is a cottage featuring geothermal heating and cooling and a small (2,000 square foot) home that makes use of an ultra-efficient hybrid heating and cooling system for minimal utility bills.

There are a total of six homes on the tour, ranging in location from LaGrange to the west and Concord Township to the east. Admission is free and a complete guide to the tour is available online.

Susan DeFreitas has covered all manner of green technology for EarthTechling since 2009. She is a graduate of Prescott College for the Liberal Arts and the Environment, and has a background in marketing green businesses. Her work on green living has been featured in Yes! Magazine, the Utne Reader and Natural Home.