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A Naperville home is among the featured sites on the tour. (Photo provided)

With environmental awareness on the rise, many homes today have been designed with sustainability in mind. The first GreenBuilt Home Tour is about to celebrate local examples.

It will showcase 16 houses and other structures across the Chicago and suburban region that feature affordable and practical green living today. Open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 20 and 21, the suburban destinations are located in Elmhurst, Hinsdale, Wheaton, Brookfield, La Grange and Naperville.

Get ideas for your own home or simply learn about what can be done to make residences more efficient and environmentally friendly.

A passport good for two people costs $25; and admission is free for those younger than 18. Register at For more information, call 312-245-8300.