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For Immediate Release
September 11, 2023

Marin Green Home Tour Set for October 26

Online event will showcase sustainable building practices

San Rafael, CA – As Marin County residents prioritize daily habits to reduce climate change and their carbon footprints, home improvements often come into play. The second annual virtual Marin County Green Home Tour, scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday, October 26, will be a stellar chance to see what “green”-minded neighbors are doing to alleviate stress on the planet while cutting their own costs.

Registration is open now for the free virtual tour, which will showcase six local homes that include components of clean energy, water conservation, and added climate resiliency. The tour will feature major remodels, gradual retrofits, and low-cost, low-tech “do-it-yourself” solutions for both homeowners and landlords/renters. Experts will participate on the tour to share useful resources, rebates, and incentives to support climate-friendly home improvements.

An exterior view of a home on the Marin Green Home TourThis is one of the featured homes on the 2023 Marin County Green Home Tour.

Homeowners and renters are encouraged to look for opportunities to make a home more energy-efficient because Marin’s buildings are responsible for as much as 34% of local greenhouse gas emissions. Sustainable-minded adaptations to homes result in cleaner air, healthier conditions, improved comfort, and smaller energy bills

Last year, 490 people logged in to the Marin tour, and more than 1,000 viewed the video recordings afterward (they remain online). In addition to being webcast, this year’s tour will be uploaded to YouTube. Each 10-minute video home tour is followed by a live Q&A with a homeowner or landlord/renter.

The virtual tour is a offered by the nonprofit Sustainable Marin and sponsored and promoted by the Marin County Community Development Agency’s Sustainability Team. Other partners in the home tour include MCE, Marin Conservation League, Resilient Neighborhoods, Sierra Club, Sustainable Novato, Bellows Plumbing & Heating, Electrify My Home, Harvest Thermal, QuitCarbon, Lucinda Otto (Attain Real Estate), the City of Novato, and the towns of Fairfax and San Anselmo.

Stay connected with the County’s Sustainability Team via FacebookInstagram, and X (Twitter), the event webpage for workshops and community events and the quarterly newsletter. Contact the office via email with questions on our programs or to request more information. 


Mark Chhabria
Sustainability Program Coordinator
Community Development Agency

3501 Civic Center Drive
Suite 308
San Rafael, CA 94903
(415) 473-3069
Email: Mark Chhabria
CDA Sustainability website