Build It Green Home Tour bike trip

Build It Green Home Tour in Alameda & Contra Costa Counties
Sunday, June 1st, 2008
homes open 10am – 5pm - see below for bike tour info

Building on the huge success of our past six home tours, Build It Green is returning to the East Bay for our third Build It Green Home Tour in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties! Come to the Build It Green Home Tour and see green building up close. Speak with homeowners, builders and designers about the materials they chose, installation do’s and don’ts, and lessons learned.

WHAT: A one-day self-guided tour showcasing seventeen green homes that will introduce attendees to homeowners and building professionals who have built or remodeled green.

The tour covers the spectrum, from remodels to brand new custom homes, and will demonstrate materials and technologies such as solar hot water and solar electric systems, radiant floor heating, salvaged and FSC-certified wood products, bamboo, cork and natural linoleum flooring, recycled glass countertops, dual-flush toilets, green roofs, re-purposed shipping containers, rainwater systems, graywater systems and much more!

WHEN: Sunday, June 1, 2008 from 10:00a.m. - 5:00p.m. (bike tour starts at 9:30 AM)

WHERE: Seventeen homes throughout Alameda and Contra Costa Counties

- 5 homes located in Berkeley
- 4 homes located in Oakland
- 2 homes located in Livermore
- 1 home located in Richmond
- 1 home located in Martinez
- 1 home located in Orinda
- 1 home located in Walnut Creek
- 1 home located in Danville
- 1 home located in Fremont

COST: $30/person or $50/admits two. A tour guidebook is the admission ticket into all of the homes on the tour. Maps, directions and detailed case studies are provided for each home.

Receive a 15% discount when you buy one guidebook to share with a friend as $50 admits two people! Guidebooks are available for sale on the B.I.G. website or you can purchase them at select local retail locations (listed at ).

Build It Green is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote healthy, energy- and resource-efficient building practices in California. Proceeds from the Green Home Tour help to support our larger goal to facilitate the greening of 10,000 housing units by the end of 2008.

GREEN BUILDING FAIR: Stop by the free Green Building Fair on Tour Day for a closer look at many of the green building materials showcased in Tour homes. You can purchase your Home Tour Guidebook, view product demonstrations, browse green building products, talk to manufacturing representatives, and enjoy refreshments! Located at Truitt & White at 642 Hearst Ave. in Berkeley from 9am - 2pm.

TRANSPORTATION: Some homes on the tour are accessible by bike and/or public transportation. Build It Green will not provide shuttles or buses between the homes.

- Bike Tour: Hop on a bike and keep your car at home for the tour. You can join an organized bike ride to several of the homes. Organized by the East Bay Bike Coalition, bicyclists will meet up at 9:30am at the entrance to North Berkeley BART.

- Public Transit: Public transportation information is available in the guidebook case studies. Plan your day on public transit at

INFORMATION (on the event and guidebooks, NOT the bike tour): Visit or call 1-888-404-7336