A bedroom in La Jolla Shores in which a strategy to minimize use of the HVAC system electric lighting has been implemented.

Green Home Tours are a great way to showcase homes that have incorporated features that are better for the environment and occupants.

Build It Green attended the 10th annual San Diego Green Building Council’s Green Home tour last month. The demand to showcase more homes has grown since they started. For the first time the tour has been expanded to take place over two-days. It was a self-guided driving tour and featured 14 homes – including a community center, luxury single family new construction houses and town homes, existing homes that have updated features to incorporate more sustainable features, and straw bale houses.

Green Homes Day

We were lucky to be onsite when the mayor of Imperial Beach, Robert Patton, pulled up on his bicycle to one of the homes on the tour. He formally proclaimed October 19th to be Green Homes Day in Imperial Beach to recognize the 10th anniversary of the San Diego Green Building Council’s Green Homes tour. It inspires all members of the community–including industry professionals and members of the general public–to make more environmentally responsible choices when it comes to building and design.

If interested in organizing a green homes tour in your neighborhood, please let us know! We’d love to help bring attention to your efforts. Contact: [email protected]

Alex Coba

Communications Associate

As a proud California native from Stockton, Alex brings a wealth of experience and a versatile skill set. He has a solid communication background with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Public Relations from California State University, Chico. Alex is adept at strategic communications and media relations, with experience gathering and sharing stories from his local communities that uplift the unique spirit and values of those places. He is excited to join Build It Green, where he can apply his talents to further BIG’s mission to help communities across California thrive.