Housing Tours

The OHBA Housing Tours are an excellent and interactive learning opportunity for members. Housing Tours are organized by OHBA and include guides and experts from specialty fields, while tour participants explore new housing technology, services, and products intended to inform and inspire members for their projects back at home.

UPCOMING TOURS:

2019 OHBA International Housing & Study Tour

To be announced!

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2018 International Housing Study Tour – The Netherlands
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2018 International Housing Study Tour – The Netherlands

In June 2018, a small group of OHBA members traveled to the Netherlands for the annual OHBA International Housing Study Tour. We spent two days in Amsterdam visiting new communities being developed in the Eastern Docklands and the artificial islands of IJburg as well as visiting The Edge, which is the ¬greenest building in the world, according to British rating agency BREEAM. The tour continued to RijswijkBuiten by one of Europe’s largest builders, VolkerWessel, which is an energy neutral suburban development, just outside of The Hague. The tour concluded with a couple of nights in Rotterdam visiting innovative architectural firm MVRDV’s office and incredible mixed-use Markthal development (pictured) and a large-scale Net Zero Energy (NZE) retrofit project of a low-rise social housing site by Energiesprong utilizing prefabricated panelized building systems. Thank you to our Housing Tour partner EnerQuality, major tour sponsors Cricket Energy and Ozz Electric, as well as a site visit sponsor Sustainable Buildings Canada and lunch sponsor Building Knowledge Canada.

2017 International Housing Study Tour – Sweden
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2017 International Housing Study Tour – Sweden

From May 28 to June 1, 20 OHBA members arrived in Sweden for the 2017 OHBA International Housing Study Tour. Visiting Stockholm and Goteborg, the tour had a strong focus in energy use and sustainable wood practices, as well as tall-wood construction. Click the photo to view the gallery

OHBA/EnerQuality Green Housing Tour 2013
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OHBA/EnerQuality Green Housing Tour 2013

On June 5th, participants joined OHBA and EnerQuality on a Green Housing Tour through Kitchener and Guelph hosted by OHBA Technical Chair, Andy Oding (Building Knowledge Canada). The tour featured a variety of high-tech, green housing projects, provided valuable education on marketing strategies for green housing and explored technical opportunities available for enhancing energy and water efficiency for new home buyers. Click the photo to view the gallery

Boutique Condo Tour 2012
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Boutique Condo Tour 2012

Photos from the annual OHBA Boutique Condo Tour Click the photo to view the gallery

Green Housing Tour 2012
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Green Housing Tour 2012

Photos from the annual OHBA Green Housing Tour Click the photo to view the gallery

Green Housing Tour 2011
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Green Housing Tour 2011

2011 Green Housing Tour Click the photo to view the gallery

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