Cool House Tour 2021

An AEGB and TXSES Webinar

Webinar Details

Cool House Tour 2021 Webinar
©Leonid Furmansky

The 25th Annual Cool House Tour is a collaboration between Austin Energy Green Building (AEGB) and the Texas Solar Energy Society (TXSES).

In honor of our 25th anniversary, the tour is FREE to the public this year! Register in advance to receive login information. Professionals 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 for them 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

Share your experience on social media! #coolhousetour

All registrants and ticket holders will also receive a recorded version of the event afterward.

Date: June 13, 2021

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Location: Attend the virtual tour. RSVP for FREE or purchase professional continuing education tickets in advance to receive webinar access instructions and password.

Registration: Register online

Technology Requirements

The webinar will be hosted using the Zoom event app. Additional details on how to join will be sent to registrants.

Attendance Details

  • Seminar is open to everyone
  • Registration is required to receive webinar instructions and password
  • Two ticket types are available – Free Public Admission and Professional Continuing Education
  • All proceeds benefit TXSES

Continuing Education Credits

  • This seminar is approved for AIA Learning Units, AICP, and GBCI CE Hours for LEED professionals
  • Purchase a Continuing Education ticket to receive a certificate and provide AIA# if applicable
  • Austin Energy Green Building will provide certificates of completion for self-reporting to tour day attendees
  • Participants that choose to watch the recorded version later instead, can take a quiz for continuing education credit that will be emailed to all ticket holders following the event
  • All certificates, listing course description/number and credit hours, will be emailed

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