2010 Solar & Green Homes Tours

Participating homes serve as examples of what homeowners can do to lower energy bills, while improving indoor comfort. Financing, technology, and contractor information will be available. From simple energy efficiency upgrades to renewable energy systems, a variety of home improvements will inspire and educate.

Denver Area - Saturday, September 25, 9am-4pm

Visit 13 homes in Central Denver, Golden and Evergreen on a self-guided tour. Only $5! REGISTER HERE

Registration Locations: National Renewable Energy Laboratory Visitor’s Center MAP  or

Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver, 3245 Eliot Street, Denver CO 80211   MAP

VIP Bus Tour of select homes: Solar Expert on board, lunch included - meet at NREL at 8:30am return at 4:30pm – Spend a day on the Denver Area Solar Tour and connect with experts, homeowners and contractors. Reservations required! $45 includes lunch and registration. REGISTER NOW

"I really recommend the guided tour on the bus. We learned so much from our well informed tour guide and it was fun to be with such a group of enthusiastic people! “- Mary, Denver


I really enjoyed the Bus Tour. Between each house, the bus tour guide taught us many environment basics to look for at the next house. This helped me observe and ask the right questions. Thanks!  - John Avenson


Solar Mixer Fundraiser at a solar home on the Tour in the evening hours.

Wednesday, September 15, 15030 W. 52nd Ave, Golden, 80403

$25 per person, great food, live music; reservations necessary. REGISTER NOW.


Commercial Building Tour: Including a Tour of the new RSF Building at the National Renewable Energy Lab

Friday, September 17, NREL Visitors Center 15013 Denver West Parkway GOLDEN, $35 includes lunch, reservations necessary. We suggest carpooling for the afternoon.  REGISTER NOW -

Seminar #1:  An Intro to Solar and Energy Conservation

Tuesday, September 21, 6-8 pm at NREL Visitors Center 15013 Denver West Parkway GOLDEN, $5 REGISTER NOW

Seminar #2:  Energy Efficiency in Affordable Housing & How to Convert a Stick Built 1970s Energy Sucking Home to an Energy Generator

Tuesday, September 28, 7-9pm at Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver 3245 Eliot Street DENVER, $5 REGISTER NOW

For more info: www.cres-energy.org/events/tour

Boulder County - Sunday, September 26, 10am-4pm

Visit 13 homes in Boulder, Louisville, and Nederland on a self-guided tour, registration sites available in each cluster. $5! Buy a Ticket or register the day of the tour.

Registration Locations:

·         Center for ReSource Conservation, 2639 Spruce St, Boulder MAP

·         Louisville Library, 951 Spruce St, Louisville MAP

·         Nederland Visitor Center, 2 West 1st Street, Nederland MAP


Seminar #1: Energy Use in Green Retrofits vs. Conventional Homes – a Tour Preview

Wednesday, September 22, 5:30–8:30pm at CRC 2639 Spruce Street, Boulder, $25 (includes dinner) REGISTER HERE

Seminar #2: Applying Tour Technologies to Your Home & Available Incentives

Wednesday, September 29 7-9pm at CRC 2639 Spruce Street, Boulder, $5 - REGISTER HERE

For more info: www.conservationcenter.org/energy/tour.html

It’s only $5 a person to visit all the homes on the Boulder County OR Denver Area tour.

Please visit the websites listed above to register. Tickets also available at onsite registration.