Visit REEP House: Winter 2013
As a visitor to REEP House for Sustainable Living you will be empowered to have a positive impact on our environment by greening your home.
REEP House is a 100 year old home which has been completely renovated to exceed modern building standards while maintaining heritage value.
You will find working demonstrations of household energy-efficient and water management technologies. Also, see how reclaimed materials and natural landscaping can create unique design features in and outside of the home. REEP will help you connect with local suppliers and contractors and provide information about available grants and incentives.
Saturday Open House
We invite you to join us Saturdays at REEP House for our Green Renovation Open House. Guided tours of REEP House are available every hour on the hour. A Certified Energy Advisor will be on hand to answer your home energy savings questions.
Date: Every Saturday
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Address: 20 Mill Street, Kitchener
Parking: REEP House parking is limited. Please park at nearby Victoria Park.
Every other Wednesday evening one of REEP's Certified Energy Advisors runs a full tour of REEP House. Tours are free of charge but advanced registration is required. You are welcome to make a donation to support REEP's mission for healthier homes and sustainable living in Waterloo Region. Donations of $20 or more recieve a charitable tax receipt.
Tours can be arranged for groups of up to 25 people at a date and time of your choice. Tours are led by knowledgeable REEP staff and Certified Energy Advisors. We are interested in providing a focus and level of conversation that suits the needs of your group.
Tours are available for the following groups:
- Students (high school, university, or college level)
- Corporate groups
- Professional Associations, groups, clubs, etc.
Group tour fee:
- 2 hour tour provided by a knowledgeable REEP staff member: $200
- 2 hour tour provided by one of REEP's Certified Energy Advisor: $300
Contact us for further details and options, or if you have any questions.
A Hands-on Experience
As you walk around REEP House, you will have the chance to put your hands inside walls, analyse the competing data and quality of installed products, learn about the REEP House retrofit design strategy and ask plenty of questions. REEP House is all about helping you find solutions for improving your own home or building.
We explore the significance of insulating and sealing the envelope, look at options for improving the quality of your home's heat and water use, and have a free-flowing discussion of some things we learned during the retrofitting process.