Neil Kelly Company Opens The Doors (And Seals Drafty Windows) At Two “Healthy Homes” Featured in The Northwest Green Home Tour

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Seattle homeowners are invited to see how a green remodel can dramatically reduce water and energy consumption, while improving indoor air quality and comfort

Northwest Green Home Tour

You can design stylish spaces that also deliver incredible energy savings.

Neil Kelly Company, an award-winning design-build remodeling firm, conducted energy retrofits and green remodels on two homes featured in The Northwest Green Home Tour, a free annual public event, produced by the Northwest EcoBuilding Guild. The 2015 tour will be April 25-26 and Neil Kelly’s two home sites will be open to the public on Sunday, April 26.

“These projects show that you can design stylish spaces that also deliver incredible energy savings,” states Corey Fitch, Home Performance and Solar manager at Neil Kelly's Seattle office. “We work with city and utility programs to provide attractive financing, rebates and incentives to homeowners on every budget.”

Home # 1: A High Performance Kitchen in a Classic Phinney Ridge Home
For this remodeling project, “The homeowners wanted to maintain the character of their 104 year-old home, while preparing it for the next hundred years,” explains Fitch. An energy retrofit produced 71 percent energy savings in their newly remodeled modern kitchen which features earth-friendly materials, finishes and appliances.

  •     Location: 515 N 61st Avenue, Seattle, WA
  •     Open to public: Sunday April 26 from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm PST
  •     Site features: Water Conservation, Energy Efficiency, Indoor Air Quality, Materials Efficiency, Design Innovation

Home #2: Energy Upgrade delivers 81 percent savings for Phinney Ridge Home
“We started with a drafty home and an old oil furnace. And ended with incredible energy savings after making several upgrades,” states Fitch. Homeowners are invited to see how a kitchen makeover produced a stylish kitchen, while also delivering an 81 percent energy savings.

  •     Location: 731 N 72nd St. Seattle, WA    
  •     Open to public: Sunday April 26 from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm PST
  •     Site features: Energy Efficiency, Indoor Air Quality, Materials Efficiency

About Northwest Green Home Tour
The Northwest Green Home Tour is a free annual public event, produced by the Northwest EcoBuilding Guild, that showcases local, sustainable and green new homes, remodels, and energy retrofits in the Seattle area. The 2015 tour is April 25 and 26. It provides an opportunity for the community to learn about sustainable building practices. Register at http://www.nwgreenhometour.org/

About Neil Kelly Company
Neil Kelly Company, the largest residential design-build remodeling firm in the Northwest, helps homeowners care for all aspects of their homes. Services include custom homes, award-winning design-build remodeling, energy upgrades and home repairs big and small.

Neil Kelly is proud to be a certified benefit company (B Corporation) and seeks to be a caring corporate citizen in everything that it does. With five Pacific Northwest locations in Portland, Lake Oswego, Eugene, Bend and Seattle, Neil Kelly is renowned for its innovative design and remodeling services, quality craftsmanship and sustainable building practices. Homeowners are invited to visit Neil Kelly design centers or attend free educational workshops. Visit http://www.neilkelly.com

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