The Cool House Tour is an annual self-guided tour produced by Austin Energy Green Building and Texas Solar Energy Society. The Tour showcases homes that are designed and built to high standards of energy efficiency, comfort and regional design. This signature event is a resource for learning how to live comfortably in the hot Central Texas climate. Homeowners and building professionals will be available to share their experience with you on bringing these sustainable homes to fruition.


Austin Energy Green Building Story

Since 1991, Austin Energy Green Building (AEGB) has led the building industry to a sustainable future with green building ratings,  consulting services, code advancements, education and professional development. We continue to raise the standards for energy efficiency, water quality and conservation, indoor environmental quality, material resources and site development while addressing environmental, community, health and economic issues specific to the Central Texas region.

Texas Solar Energy Society Story

The Texas Solar Energy Society (TXSES) is a non-profit organization with a long history of solar and renewable energy outreach and education. Founded in 1976, TXSES has been serving Texas for over 40 years. Our mission is to promote clean, safe, locally harvested solar power for every Texan. As a chapter of the American Solar Energy Society (founded in 1954), TXSES in turn has chapters in Houston, North Texas, Austin and San Antonio. All chapters work to educate citizens on the value of solar energy and encourage its adoption in their communities.