Cool House Tour June 14, 2020

Welcome to the 24th Annual Cool House Tour application process. The tour is a collaboration of Austin Energy Green Building (AEGB) and the Texas Solar Energy Society (TXSES) and is the primary fundraiser for TXSES. To be eligible for the tour, your house/project should achieve an AEGB 4-Star or 5-Star rating, or be an exemplary project demonstrating the value and beauty of sustainable and energy efficient design, construction and if possible, locally sourced materials. The tour will combine a mix of home styles, sizes and cover a territory that can be easily navigated on tour day. The tour selection committee will schedule and visit projects during the month of February.

Please note that homes/projects must be photo ready by mid-March, excluding landscaping. Many years of shooting photos for the Tour has taught us that photo ready means clean, neat and ready to be featured online and in the Tour guidebook/ticket. We want to feature you at your absolute best. 

As an applicant, you are responsible for in-house logistics the day of the tour, Sunday, June 14, 2020. Your project must be staffed 10:00am–6:00pm with knowledgeable and articulate individuals who interact easily with the public. One Austin Energy Green Building staff member will be available to answer questions as well. Texas Solar Energy Society volunteers will greet tour goers outside the home, check tickets, and ask people to remove their shoes or put on booties.

You may visit to view the 2019 Tour.