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The Homes of the Calgary
2019 Eco-Solar Home Tour

The 2019 Eco-Solar Home Tour in Calgary is over for this year. Thanks to all the home owners and volunteers who made this successful tour possible! The addresses of the homes have been removed; however, the detailed site sheets will remain on this web page until we compile the homes of the 2020 tour sometime in March.

There is one tour home you can still see. Follow the link below for details on how to visit this home.

Site 4 is Symons Gate Passive House it is open the 1st Friday of each month (see the link).

We will post pictures of the 2019 tour as soon as we get them formatted.

If you have additional questions about energy efficient homes then we encourage you to call our sponsors and ask them about the information that they have avaialble on energy efficient homes. Check out of sponsor's page for more details.

9 June 2019
Noon to 4:30pm

Site 1 1 Ramsay Garage Suite
Details of Site #1
This net-positive garage suite has a well-insulated envelope and highly rated windows and doors. Add to that a solar thermal and solar photovoltaic system and this garage and suite produces more energy than it needs.
Site 2 2 Huntington Hills Solar
Details of Site #2
This home will be showcasing a new solar racking system that integrates into the roof structure of a garage or other building. See this racking system on two sheds as well as the other solar thermal system in the home.

Site 3 3 Macewan NZE Retrofit
Details of Site #3
By updating the insulation, doors and windows and then adding a solar array this home has offset all of its annual energy needs. This home demonstrates that NZE can be accomplished as a retrofit.
Site 4 4 Symons Gate Passive House
Details of Site #4
This show home is a pilot to show how high-efficiency homes can be built. This home is so efficient that it doesn't have a furnace.
Site 5 5 Rocky Ridge NZE
Details of Site #5
This is a very attractive NZE home in the Ecohaven community in Rocky Ridge. Featuring 60% passive solar gain, rainwater harvesting, and drought resistant landscaping.
Site 6 6 Rocky Ridge CHP
Details of Site #6
This home uses a small gas-fired generator that makes its own electricity. Called Combined Heat and Power (CHP) these units produce electricity whenever heat is needed in the home.
Site 7 7 Wildwood Retrofit Home
Details of Site #7
This homeowner took a 1950's era bungalow and did a significant upgrade. After adding insulation to both the inside and outside of the existing walls the homeowner added solar thermal and solar photovoltaic systems. Come and see the beehive in the front yard.
Site 8 8 Altadore NZE Home
Details of Site #8
This LEED Platinum home generates as much energy in a year as it uses making it NZE. This home also features a rainwater reuse system that uses captured rainwater for flushing toilets and doing laundry.
Site 9 9 Crescent Heights Solar
Details of Site #9
The tour of this 1930's era house will be in the garage which has a solar roof and a Tesla. There will also be other electric cars on hand that can be taken for a test drive.
Site 10 10 SAIT Green Building Technologies Lab
Details of Site #10
The SAIT GBT Lab is a place where industry can test various energy efficiency technologies on a NZE building while providing hands-on teaching for students. Solar, insulation, green roofs, living walls, rainwater collection, and many other technologies will be demonstrated.
Site 11 11 Forest Lawn Retrofit
Details of Site #11
The focus of this retrofit home is growing food. This home features permaculture gardens, an outdoor kitchen, a 4-season greenhouse, rainwater harvesting, and a food forest.