Open Eco Homes

Open Eco Homes 2018

Bookings will open soon for the 9th annual Open Eco Homes, which will take place on Sunday 30th September and Saturday 6th October. In total 11 low energy homes – both new and retrofit – will open their doors for Open Eco Homes this year. Householders will show and explain the energy-saving features of their homes – the pros and cons, and also how to get the best out of them. Visitors find out how to make their homes cosier whilst saving energy and carbon emissions.

Booking and case studies of each house will be available soon at openecohomes.org. Each tour is free and lasts about an hour. Booking is required.

About Open Eco Homes

Open Eco Homes aims to inform and inspire visitors to improve the energy efficiency of their own homes or choose very efficient new ones. These homes demonstrate a wide range of eco-renovation and self-build technologies, with many kinds of insulation and heating systems, right through to green roofs, gardens and wain water harvesting - with beautiful results.

Feedback from over 400 visits made during Open Eco Homes 2017 show an estimated 757 tonnes of CO2 were likely to be saved as a result of the two open days, with participants responding that they were very likely to take action in their own home as a result of their visit.

This year alongside Open Eco Homes we'll be running Eco Homes for All, a series of workshops to help create a cosier home. Covering the topics of co-housing and community land trusts, eco self-build, draught-proofing and ventilation, and getting homes ready for climate change these workshops bring together a wide range of Cambridge home energy expertise. This five free workshops will give Open Eco Homes visitors the chance to build on knowledge gained from their home visits and those that missed the open days a chance to get started.

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