11th Annual San Diego Green Homes Tour

The San Diego Green Homes Tour presents a unique opportunity for members of the public, as well as industry professionals, to step inside a diverse mix of private residences to get ideas, find inspiration and explore various green features in real-world settings.

With the newly expanded two-day format, the home sites will be broken down into two geographic zones to allow guests time to visit more homes on each day. Saturday will include homes in central San Diego, East County and South County. Sunday will focus on homes in North County. 

2019 Tour Highlights

  • A modern beach house in La Jolla that has earned LEED Platinum certification, the most widely recognized green building certification in the world

  • A newly constructed, multi-generational home (also in La Jolla) seeking LEED certification as well as the even more rigorous Net Zero Energy certification from the International Living Future Institute

  • A GreenPoint Rated home in Solana Beach that is striving to achieve Net Zero Energy through energy-efficient construction, rooftop solar and an ultra-tight envelope with high r-value insulation

  • Two highly efficient custom homes (in Jamul and Valley Center) featuring ultra-efficient strawbale construction - one project will still be under construction during the Tour (a great time to see the strawbales), the other is a fully completed home

  • An urban infill, transit-oriented, affordable housing development in National City that has earned LEED for Homes Gold and LEED for Neighborhood Development certifications, as well as the State of California Sustainable Communities Program Silver Catalyst designation

  • A 1950's era home that has been made off-grid capable in University Heights

  • An energy and water saving home with ocean-friendly garden owned by an Imperial Beach city council member

  • Multiple retrofit projects demonstrating solutions to make existing homes more sustainable, including some that are DIY friendly and/or made more affordable through rebates and incentive programs

  • A water collection and storage system, water-wise native plant/pollinator gardens and certified Backyard Wildlife Habitats, including a backyard pool converted to a pond to attract native wildlife.  

  • Electric vehicles will also be highlighted at multiple home sites on the Tour this year

Visit the Official Tour Website for updated list of home sites, project descriptions and photos as they become available.

Thank You

The San Diego Green Homes Tour is made possible by a committee of industry volunteers and the generous support of Tour sponsors, including Western AeroBarrier, Leland Construction, Re-Find Kitchens, San Diego Real Investments Inc., Shortfuse Marketing, and media partner San Diego Home/Garden Lifestyles Magazine.

Please check your e-mail for a link to activate your account.