Cool House Tour

Date: June 9, 2019
Time: 10:00 a.m. — 6:00 p.m.
Location: various

The 23rd annual Cool House Tour opens Sunday, June 9, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. with some of the most energy-efficient and environmentally friendly homes in Austin. All the homes on the tour are built to the highest standards of energy efficiency, comfort and sustainable design.

The annual self-guided tour, co-produced by Austin Energy Green Building and Texas Solar Energy Society, showcases homes that are a resource for learning how to live comfortably in the hot Texas climate. This year's tour features three remodels, three new homes, an Accessory Dwelling Unit and a wildlife sanctuary residence. Tour-goers will be greeted at the tour stops by homeowners and building professionals who will personally spend time discussing home features, design strategies and sustainable building practices.

Get a jump on this year's popular tour by purchasing a guidebook ticket early, map out the tour day in advance and explore a wealth of green building ideas. (A map of the tour stops will be posted on the Cool House Tour website ten days before the tour.) The guidebook tickets are available at our retail sponsor, Austin Habitat for Humanity ReStore after May 15th , for $25. Tickets are also available online for $25 + $1 processing fee. Present your email receipt (digitally or printed) at your first tour stop to receive your guidebook. Tickets purchased at the homes on tour day are $30. Children 12 and younger attend for free.

The tour is co-produced by the Texas Solar Energy Society and Austin Energy Green Building. All proceeds benefit TXSES. Visit to view photos of the homes and information about the tour and to purchase your tickets online.

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