Are you a homeowner interested in making your home net-zero ready? Want to learn how to reduce your utility bills to zero? Curious about heat pumps and whether they actually work in a cold climate? Need some inspiration and encouragement when it comes to climate action and personal choices that can make a difference?
Well, this weekend, put your third cup of morning coffee in a to-go cup, and hit the road at high noon for the 2023 Edmonton Eco-Solar Home Tour.
Retrofit Canada partner Butterwick Projects has three properties on the tour featuring the first panelized, EnergieSprong-type deep retrofits in North America:
The free event runs from noon to 5pm on both Saturday and Sunday, June 3 and 4, 2023.
Do a double header, and head over to the Sundance Housing Co-op (85 Street, South of 101 Ave). Learn how the Sundance community tackled Canada's original panelized deep retrofit with a massive overhaul of the co-op's 59 original units built in 1978. From there, go to 5711 143 Street for to see how the Hoffman's managed to convert an old, leaky building to net-zero ready, all while growing an urban food jungle in their front yard.
And if you've got time, there are many other homes on the tour. Here's the whole map: