The Coachella Valley Association of Governments (CVAG) Green for Life program is hosting a FREE self-guided tour showcasing some of the greenest buildings throughout the desert on Saturday November 15th from 10:00am to 3:00pm. Participants will be able to see firsthand a wide array of green homes built with a focus on energy efficiency, water conservation and sustainable design.
A map of the properties with descriptions of the green features is available to download on CVAG’s Green for Life website Each tour stop will also feature a green home kit that includes information and tips on how to save energy, water and money at home or work.

Two-thirds of consumers are now paying attention to green homes and green building; recognizing the link between green features, cost savings and more comfortable living. Green homes are also healthier, last longer, conserve more energy and have a much smaller environmental footprint than conventional homes.

CVAG’s Green for Life program offers a comprehensive guide on all the various ways you can green your building and the new CV Upgrade program makes going green even easier by offering home improvement financing through Ygrene Energy Fund. New roofs, insulation and ductwork, doors and windows, heaters and air conditioners, solar panels, water heaters, pool pumps, water irrigation and much more can all be 100% financed with no money down and low monthly payments. Studies show that improved buildings with green features have lower energy-related operating costs, enhanced property values and increased occupancy and lease rates.

Find out more about how you can go Green for Life and register for the tour by visiting and visiting Green for Life on Facebook and Twitter at @GreenforLifeCV with the hashtag #GreenforLife.