Friday May 17, 2024 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tour Location: Penticton and Naramata Meeting Place: Penticton Art Gallery, 199 Marina Way, Penticton, BC V2A 1H3
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This tour is adopted by:  First Things First Okanagan

Tour 08 – Sustainable Buildings – Energy Retrofit Home Tour

Tour Leader: Chris Allen, Architect AIBC, Principal, Landform Architecture Ltd.

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Ticket Types Qty
Adult $30.00 / ticket

Description Of This Tour

The climate crisis is escalating, and we’re told the solution is to electrify our heating, insulate our homes and install solar panels on our roofs. But what does this future look like? Join local architect Chris Allen for a tour through two recently completed energy retrofit projects on the Naramata Bench. The tour will start above the KVR in Penticton, where a 1970s home has been renovated to add exterior insulation, exterior shading, and outdoor living spaces perched over the rail trail. We will then head north to Naramata, where a more recent vintage home has been expanded with a carriage house and courtyard pool, wrapped in a super-efficient shell, and opened up to panoramic views of the valley.

Tour Leader: Chris Allen, Architect AIBC, Principal, Landform Architecture Ltd.

Please be prepared for all sorts of weather – hot, sunny, windy, cold and rain too! Dress in layers and bring all-weather clothing, sunscreen, a sun hat, sturdy hiking footwear, a snack and at least 1 litre of water for all tours and events. For longer walks and hikes you will need at least 2 litres of water, as well as snacks and a bagged lunch (if not provided). Cameras, binoculars and plant and bird field guides are optional but add to your enjoyment. Please note any additional items to bring if applicable for your tour.


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Tour Details

Difficulty Level: 1

Price: $30.00

+ Price Includes: N/A

 Max Group: 20

Additional Items To Bring

  • Comfortable Walking Shoes


Location: Penticton and Naramata

Meeting Place: Penticton Art Gallery, 199 Marina Way

Transportation: Carpool

Age Permitted