Presented by Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce
and West Hawaii Mediation Center
Sunday, April 22, 2012
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Holualoa - Hawi
8 Homes offered
Advanced Tickets are only $35 to tour your choice of 4 homes!
Additional tickets can be purchased for $10 per house on tour day.
Sponsored by the County of Hawai’i Department of Research and Development
Tour Home Features
Architect Terry Cisco and the owner designed
this home to make use of the site with expansive ocean views. Features include: standing seam reflective
metal roof integrated with laminated solar panels; extensive water catchment
system; dramatic landscaping with extensive native and endemic plantings;
passive solar design with skylights and natural lighting; Smartboard siding;
solar and on-demand water heaters; deep eaves for shade and cooling; edible
landscape with six types of fruit growing; recycling and composting stations;
non-skid porcelain tile throughout for permanent flooring; and whole-house
dehumidification system to reduce humidity and eliminate mold. New to the Tour this year, this home was
featured on the cover of a 2011 Home Magazine.
Kaloko Mauka, Kailua-Kona
This home features use of blown-in cellulose insulation made from
recycled materials that is fire, mold and insect resistant. There will be a
demonstration onsite for the Incide insulation product. The owner made use of local reclaimed wood in
the solar driveway gate and kamani woods floors in the living room. The outdoor lanai decks are also constructed
from reclaimed local and locally milled wood. Other features include: LEED–compliant artificial turf made from
recycled and renewable materials that does not require watering and provides
onsite drainage for the partially paved driveway; energy star appliances;
kitchen recycling stations; low energy lighting; energy-efficient wood-burning
fireplace; outdoor solar lighting native and endemic plants; metal roofing; and
on-demand water heaters. New on the
Tour, this home was featured in a 2012 Home Magazine.
Puu Lani Ranch, Kailua-Kona
The architect, Hai On, displays modern elegance influenced by Japanese
and Swedish design. This home features
grid-tied solar system; grey-water system; extensive use of natural cedar with
no finish indoors; extensive use of natural lighting and venting; Italian
cabinetry using recyclable materials, raised-bed vegetable gardens and
aggregate cover to reduce watering and weeding. This home is a piece of artwork. Featured in the 2011 Grand Green Homes
Tour, this home was one of the top visited houses.
Houses in Waimea are within a few miles of each other
This gorgeous craftsman home features site orientation to take advantage
of wind and light. Other features
highlighted include: solar electricity
and hot water; LED lighting, energy efficient appliances, local woods and
craftsmanship. The owners have hand-crafted this home over a five-year period.
This home was a top visited location on last year’s Grand Green Homes Tour.
This location features a beautifully crafted, mobile, self -
sustainable Habitat in the backyard of an historic home. Habitats boasts
recycled woods, cabinetry, fabrics; solar electric; water catchment; composing
toilet; energy efficient lighting and much more. It can be transported easily
to any site with a standard pick-up truck with hitch. This was the most visited
location on the 2011 Grand Green Homes Tour.
Houses in Kohala are within a few miles of each
Sophisticated home with large bamboo barn/workshop on 34 acres, this
compound features off-grid integrated solar and wind electricity, solar hot
water, extensive use of green building materials (clay wall finishes, blue jean
and soy foam insulation, tridipanel walls, insulated tinted windows, recycled
materials); recycled furnishings; aquaponics gardens; chicken tractor and
Korean farming method inspired chicken house; recycled container tractor
building; and recycled school bus office. A top visited home on the 2011 tour.
This modern farmhouse has the most developed permaculture site in Hawai’i. The home
features include solar panels imbedded in skylights for natural lighting and
electricity generation; the building is sited for cooling, venting and views;
grid-tied solar; extensive water catchment and pond systems; lock-deck
ceilings/flooring to avoid plywood use; windworker vents; locally made windows
and cabinetry using local insect deterrent Tsogi Pine; demonstration farm with
several animal forage systems; extensive integration of local plants; and a
rare plant collection including 65 varieties of mango; pomegranate orchard;
numerous edible cactus; medicinal plants; aromatic herbs; and dry-land
Small, elegant home (less than 1000 square feet) features off-grid solar
electric generation; extensive family antique furniture collection (recycled
furniture); extensive green art collection – many owner/artist charcoal and
pencil drawings (green art materials); striated bamboo flooring throughout;
recycled leaded glass windows; organic vegetable gardens fertilized with manure
from the owner’s horses; all CFL & LED lighting; and energy efficient appliances.
requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication or a
modification of policies and procedures to participate in this event should
contact the Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce at 808.329.1758 as soon as possible,
but no later than April 13.
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