Visit 10 residential projects that offer up the finest in green design, building techniques and sustainable materials. Learn from the homeowners and professionals who have made the commitment to lighten their footprint and save resources. Whether you are looking to build, remodel or just find that perfect energy saving light bulb, this tour is for you. Passive solar design, solar pv, solar thermal, geothermal, low water fixtures and landscaping- this tour has it all.
A limited number of guidebook/tickets will be available at the homes, as well as companion tickets ( $20) for those who wish to share one guidebook.
We are once again offering up to 8 hours of GBCI CEUs for LEED professionals. Learn more..
In a twist of luck, the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialist Conference is sponsoring a free Solar Day on June 3 at the Austin Convention Center. Since there are seven homes on the Cool House Tour this year with PV, the IEEE event dovetails nicely with our tour and is a testament to the city's support of solar energy. Learn more.
The Cool House Tour is a collaboration of Austin Energy Green Building and the Texas Solar Energy Society.