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Welcome to the 2021 Inexperienced Residence and Backyard Digital Tour! This 12 months, the tour will characteristic brief movies of houses and gardens (beneath) along with a web based meet-the-host occasion the place you possibly can ask the hosts your questions immediately in small breakout rooms. Get concepts and inspiration in your own residence and backyard.
Inexperienced Residence and Backyard Tour Meet the Host Occasion
Friday, June 4, 12-1:30 p.m.
Register online to take part.
Be taught extra about these new inexperienced houses, inexperienced renovations and watershed-friendly gardens. See houses that includes energy-efficient applied sciences, photo voltaic vitality, water-saving applied sciences, rain gardens, native vegetation, wildlife habitat and extra. The tour is sponsored by Arlington County’s Workplace of Sustainability and Environmental Administration, EcoAction Arlington, Virginia Cooperative Extension, and Arlington Buddies of City Agriculture.
Tour highlights embody:
Arlington Inexperienced Residence Alternative — Bartell residence renovation, addition, photo voltaic
Arlington Inexperienced Residence Alternative — Stout residence renovation, addition, energy-efficient design, photo voltaic
House owner discusses his expertise in including new very fashionable area to a small Arlington dwelling with Hambleton Building. This addition and renovation characteristic a really energy-efficient design and photo voltaic system. This house is Inexperienced Residence Alternative licensed.
Rain Backyard, Native Plantings, and Dry Wells Enhance Drainage and Rework a Backyard
Owners focus on their fashionable sustainable Inexperienced Residence Alternative licensed addition and renovation by Paola One Design and J and J Building, This dwelling incorporates a photo voltaic system.
House owner Barbara brings an method of experimentation and studying to her permaculture-inspired backyard, specializing in soil well being, managing stormwater with rain barrels and a homeowner-installed small rain backyard, and planting for biodiversity.
Welcome to the HUG — Highlands City Backyard
Highlands City Backyard is a collaborative undertaking utilizing progressive strategies for water conservation and soil rebuilding to create a productive city backyard in south Arlington. Be taught extra concerning the Highlands Urban Garden.
Fairlington Commons: An HOA Works Collectively to Cease Erosion
Fairlington Commons labored collectively to cease erosion on steep slopes by putting in stone berms and native plant landscaping, together with good yellow golden groundsel, white wooden aster and different hardy natives.
Arlington Inexperienced Residence Alternative — EnviroHomeDesign
Inexperienced Residence Alternative licensed renovation and addition by EnviroHomeDesign. This dwelling options many built-in sustainable design parts that have an effect on vitality effectivity and indoor air high quality.
Arlington Inexperienced Residence Alternative — Sagatov Design and Construct (New Building)
New very fashionable all-electric Inexperienced Residence Alternative licensed dwelling by Sagatov Design + Construct, that includes many energy-efficiency options and a uniquely designed air flow system.
Arlington Inexperienced Residence Alternative — Arlington Designer Houses (New Building)
New development Inexperienced Residence Alternative licensed dwelling by Arlington Designer Houses, that includes a wide range of energy-efficiency and different sustainable design options.