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The 2017
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Our Sponsors!

The City sponsors the Eco-Solar Tour as part of Edmonton's energy transition.
Edm's Energy Transition

Always there, anywhere
ATCO

A De Waal home is a home for life.
De Waal Developments

Habitat-Studio built the first net zero homes in Edmonton and has been part of the Eco-Solar tour for 15 years.
Habitat Studio

Celebration Homes
Celebration Homes

Skyfire has installed some of the largest and most complex photovoltaic systems in Western Canada.
Skyfire Energy

Your Power, Our Future.
Effect Homes

Rosecrest has been building energy efficient homes in Edmonton for over 30 years.
Rosecrest Homes


The House Company

Sustainival.
Sustainival

Thanks to UCE for meeting and storage space.
Unitarian Church of Edm

Hello everyone!

We are organizing the 18th annual Eco-Solar Home Tour in Edmonton. Would you like to help organize the tour this year? Great!

Eco-Solar Home Tour Organizational Meeting
April 3rd at 7 pm

Unitarian Church of Edmonton
10804 -119 Street

We are holding our organization meetings from now until the tour; Jan 9th, Feb 6th, Mar 6th and 20th, Apr 3rd and 17th, May 1st and 15th. This year's tour will be Saturday and Sunday June 3rd and 4th.

Once again the Unitarian Church of Edmonton has kindly donated meeting space to us. Our meetings will be held on Monday evenings at 7 pm. Refreshments will be provided. The church is located in the alley behind 10804-119 Street. Here is a link to the location on Google Maps. We will also post Eco-Solar signs on meeting nights with arrows showing the way.

If you know anyone who would like to help organize our tour of the best energy efficient homes in Edmonton then bring them along.

 

 

What will I see on the tour?

What interests you? Solar electricity or solar hot water? Making your house really energy efficient? Geothermal heating or low-water landscaping? Retrofit or new construction? The Tour will have homes that showcase some of Edmonton's best examples of energy-efficient ideas to discover how you can take steps to reduce your gas, electricity and water use, save money and lower your environmental footprint!

Pictures of the 2016 Tour

Net-Zero Energy

So what is this Net-Zero Energy (NZE) that is featured on the tour? We define it as a home that generates as much energy as it consumes in a year. Here is our definition and here is a video to explain. Of course, for various reasons, not everyone can get all the way to an NZE home. Our tour features many other homes where energy efficient technologies are demonstrated. Whether you are looking for a little or a lot of energy efficiency our tour has many examples that you can take away and use on your own home.

Isn't this just about Solar Panels?

Come and see the most efficient homes in Edmonton No! Solar electric technologies are just one aspect of making a home energy efficient. The homes on our tour feature many other ideas from new lighting, water efficiency, improved insulation and windows, efficient landscaping, carbon footprint reduction ideas, and many more.

Who should come?

Whether you are renting or buying; building or renovating; doing your research or just about to make a big decision; for a homeowner, builder, design professional, trades worker or student; the Eco-Solar Home Tour will provide you with information to make your home and lifestyle more sustainable.

Where is the tour?

Click on the HOME TOUR tab to find details of the sites and technologies that are being featured on the 2017 Tour.

How do I get there?

Make sure you check the maps that are posted one month before the tour. Each day will have different homes to visit so plan your visit carefully. You make you own way from site to site and speak with the homeowners and technical experts. You can cycle, walk, take transit, or take your own vehicle to any of the sites.

All types of homes on the tour.

How Can I Support the Tour ?

We are always looking for volunteers to help on tour day or to help with the organizing from now until tour day. You could also sponsor the tour - see our sponsors page for details.

Finally you can help us by getting the word out. Follow us on Twitter and/or Facebook and like us like crazy! Get the tour listed in your community newsletter, bring it up at your association meetings, organize your scout/guide group to come and see the tour, talk about the tour at your work, whatever you can do will help us show Edmonton that energy efficiency is something that everyone can do.