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Victoria Sustainable Homes Tour

The tour is now full. Unfortunately, we are not able to arrange a 2nd tour this time. Please stay tuned for our next Sustainable Homes Tour.

Come to the 2009 BCSEA Victoria Chapter Sustainable Homes Tour. Learn how some Victoria-area homes are making use of renewable energy and have been made more energy efficient.


  • 1909 Fairfield Home: Hydronic radiant heat, convection heaters, air tight wood stove, storm windows, sky lights and added windows; salvage fir on the main and upper floor, cork in kitchen and upper washroom; high efficiency DW toilet and shower heads; Roxul, blown in cellulose & soya based spray foam throughout; HRV plumbed and more.
  • 1911 Fernwood Cornerstone Building: Comprehensive retrofit of the heating and electrical systems, including the drilling of a geothermal well and heat pump system that provides heat to the entire building. Instantaneous hot water heating unit and water conservation measures.
  • 1912 Oak Bay Bungalow: Seven photovoltaic panels and an inverter.
  • 1964 Hillside home: Upgrade from an EnerGuide 49 to an EnerGuide 80, with an air-source heat pump, variable speed blower motor, high efficiency windows, draft proofing, humidity control system, and rock wool insulation. xeriscaping and native plant species in the garden.
  • We will pass by, but not visit, a 2008 6-unit affordable housing complex with solar-assist hot water heating and native plant landscaping.

When: Sunday, June 7, 2009 from 1:00–4:30 p.m.

Where: Meet at the Church Jesus Christ, 2990 Quadra (between Spruce and Summit). Bus number 6, 17, or 18; get off at Summit.

We will bike and/or car pool to each location. Homes are located in close proximity to each other.

Cost: $10

Pre-registration required as space is limited.

Please contact Denise, at 250-598-0542 or stocco10(at)shaw.ca,with the following information:

Home phone:
E-mail address:
I will bike: Y/N
I will come by bus to the meeting place on Quadra and will need a ride for the tour: Y/N
I will use my car and can take ___ passengers: Y/N