Thanks to all the homeowners and volunteers that made another 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 2024 tour sometime in February or March.
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 available on energy efficient homes. Check out of sponsor's page for more details.
This year we had 15 homes sign up in the Edmonton area. We will leave the write-ups here until we get the homes for the 2024 tour set up some time around March of 2024.
|Edmonton Day 1
Saturday 3 June 2023
Noon* to 5pm
|Edmonton Day 2
Sunday 4 June 2023
Noon* to 5pm
| *Some Homes are open earlier.
See listings below.
1 Prince Charles Retrofit Home
This 1948 home is getting a new, insulated exterior as part of the journey to net-zero. See how the homeowners took advantage of Greener Homes and CEIP financing for their upgrades.
Details of Site #1
9 Drayton Valley
This home uses a new process to add straw-bale R50 insulation to an existing home. This is a comprehensive retrofit that achieves net-zero with many thoughtful touches and beautiful finishing.
Details of Site #9
2 Blatchford Energy Centre
This geothermal facility pulls heat from 570 boreholes to provide warmed water to the homes in Blatchford. Homes tap into this renewable "utility" to heat their homes and hot water.
Details of Site #2
10 Sturgeon County
A new energy-efficient home built on the foundations of the old house. This all-electric home will have air source heat pump heat and a large solar array on specially-sloped roof.
Details of Site #10
3 Blatchford NZE Home (1)
One of the first NZE homes to be developed in Blatchford. See how this home connects to the district geothermal heating system.
Details of Site #3
11 Keswick NNZ Home
This large energy-efficient home has a fantastic river valley view, a barrier-free design with an elevator and a large in-law suite. They also have a unique underground air pipe system to preheat or precool air.
Details of Site #11
4 Blatchford NZE Home (2)
Unfortunately construction did not happen as scheduled. Please go to the Energy Centre at Site 2 where the builder will have a tent set up to describe these townhomes.
Details of Site #4
12 Keswick NZE Home
Developed by the same homeowner as site 11, this home features a larger underground air pipe system for pre-conditioning air helping the home achieve net-zero.
Details of Site #12
This is the first single detached home in Canada to use a Dutch prefabricated wall insulation system to get a 1950's home to NZE. It's like custom knitting an R25 sweater for an old house!
Details of Site #5
13 Brookside NNZ Retrofit
A deep energy retrofit of a 1970's home makes the home efficient but the permaculture garden in front is the feature here. Come and see how they planned and developed their food forest.
Details of Site #13
6 Highlands NNZ Retrofit
This 1940's bungalow is getting a complete makover with exterior insulation wrap and a new second storey. See how two families came together to share an energy-efficient home.
Details of Site #6
Since they had the largest back yard in their neighborhoor this family opted to build their new retirement home in the garden. Now they are renovating the old home to provide rental income.
Details of Site #14
7 Bonnie Doon Rebuild
This home was transformed after a fire from a standard bungalow to an open and expansive two-storey energy-efficient home.
Details of Site #7
15 Sundance Deep
The 59 townhomes in this Coop are getting a deep energy retrofit where each unit is wrapped with new insulation, windows, and doors. The project should be completed this year, come and see the result!
Details of Site #15
8 Strathcona Geothermal Building
Yes! Commercial buildings can be energy-efficient too. This 3,000 m2 office and warehouse has 15 geothermal heat pumps, 248 kW of solar, and many efficient features on its way to net-zero energy.
Details of Site #8
AMA Electric Vehicle Show
Open 10am to 5pm
The AMA is holding an electric vehicle show on Saturday June 3rd from 10 am until 5 pm. Stop by on tour day to see the latest electric vehicles including AMA's electric service truck and electric driver training car.
More Info on the EV Show