Cool House Tour 2021: An Interactive Virtual Experience
Our Silver Anniversary!
For the past quarter-century, we’ve proudly partnered with Austin Energy Green Building to tour some of greater Austin area’s coolest green homes; again this year from the comfort of your front porch!
The Cool House Tour is an annual event that showcases homes that are designed and built to high standards of energy efficiency, comfort and regional design. This signature event provides an opportunity for people to learn about living sustainably and comfortably in the hot Central Texas climate. The Cool House Tour is co-produced by Austin Energy Green Building (AEGB) and Texas Solar Energy Society (TXSES).
Professionals and students interested in earning continuing education credits can choose to purchase a CEU ticket.
This year’s virtual tour features a mixed-use condo tower, an affordable multifamily community, two east Austin backyard dwellings, a modern home in west Austin and a suburban home designed for a challenging site. These six properties showcase:
- Value-driven decisions
- Climate responsive design
- Healthy material selections
- Energy efficiency strategies
- Water-saving methods
- Renewable energy options
The tour will highlight both the homes and the teams that made them possible in up-close conversations with owners, architects, and contractors. Get your questions ready and either join us for the entire tour or tune in for specific homes:
10:00 am Welcome and introduction
10:10 am Modern urban home
10:45 am Downtown condo development
11:20 am Backyard family dwelling
12:00 pm Lunch break
12:30 pm Alley office + retreat
1:05 pm Suburban hillside nest
1:45 pm Affordable housing community
2:20 pm Closing
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All registrants will receive a link and password to access the event.
AIA, GBCI and AICP continuing education credits are available for this event. Purchase a Continuing Education ticket to receive a certificate. Choose to view live for credit or watch later and take a CEU quiz.