Open Eco Homes is a project of Cambridge Carbon Footprint (registered charity no. 1127376), and as a charity we depend on the generosity of volunteers and donors.

Thanks to our Hosts and Volunteers

Thank you so much to past and present hosts of homes, talk participants and other volunteers, who work so hard to make  Open Eco Home inspiring and informative.

If you would like to volunteer please contact volunteering@cambridgecarbonfootprint.org

2023 Open Eco Homes Funders and Sponsors

We also want to thank our funders, sponsors and all of you who make donations, whose financial support enables the whole Open Eco Homes project

Through their Zero Carbon Communities fund, South Cambs DC has helped support more staff time for OEH, to enable further development and wider impact. 

Our supportive City Council have helped fund Open Eco Homes over many years as part of their wider vision for the city to be net zero carbon by 2030.  See their Climate Change Strategy.

Dedicated to building a greener society by providing mortgages for properties and projects that respect the environment and support sustainable communities, funded through our range of simple, transparent savings accounts.

rhp is an award-winning architectural practice,  committed to delivering the highest quality architecture, with sustainability at the core of all they do.

An architectural practice based in Cambridge, founded on an ambition to produce environmentally responsible architecture with many of our projects  recognised as exemplars of sustainable design. See Marmalade Lane 5 Years on for their award-winning north Cambridge cohousing scheme.

Architect and Retrofit Coordinator, providing PAS 2035 Whole House plans, with PassivHaus Planning Package modelling, to evaluate:  retrofit options (Improvement Option Evaluations) and phasing of measures in terms of cost and logistics (Medium-Term Improvement Plans). AECB CarbonLite Retrofit qualified

Our emphasis is on sustainability in all types of work from green buildings, including new buildings and recycling buildings for a carbon neutral future, to historic building and conservation work. “Designing for the future means considering our impact on the environment every time we build new buildings or alter and extend existing ones”. 

A family business that is Cambridgeshire’s Leading Certified VELUX Installer. Their move to become a VELUX specialist allowed the family-run business to have more control over the work and therefore ensure the delivery of the extremely high standard of work for which Giles is well known.

Renovating sash widows to be energy efficient. We pride ourselves on being ‘green’ and try to reduce our impact on the planet by using eco-friendly materials, repairing and recycling as much as possible and cycling to work when practical. 

Providing architectural design services, from concept to constuction, including retrofit advice and 3D visualisation, in and around Cambridge. See Family Focused Design – Cromwell Road for this architectural designer’s delightful retrofit of their family home. 

Rixon architecture specialise in retrofit and low energy design. As certified passive house designers and retrofit coordinators we have a wealth of experience to guide our clients through their retrofit project.

We’re always happy to hear from potential new sponsors and funders who’d like to support Open Eco Homes. We offer contact with thousands of local people interested in low-energy homes, plus publicity and opportunities to participate. Please contact our Home Energy Officer, Fran Sutton: fran@cambridgecarbonfootprint.org