Open Eco Homes 2023

5 weeks of inspiring tours and talks, online and
in-person

FREE
14 Sept - 22 Oct

Open Eco Homes

Open Eco Homes is a free home energy advice and information hub which has inspired thousands of Cambridgeshire residents to improve their home energy efficiency over the last 14 years.

We aim to showcase innovate and energy efficient homes through which people can gain insight of real-life examples, impartial information and knowledge from experienced homeowners. With detailed case studies for each home, and with over 70 new build and retrofitted eco-homes on record it is possible to find examples of many building types and energy efficient solutions. 

In addition to the eco-home tours and information we host a number of expert led talks online to help to save money to improve your home energy and reduce your carbon footprint.

Take Action

Find out more about what you can do to reduce the carbon footprint of your home by browsing our information pages.

Events

Every Autumn Open Eco Homes runs tours and talks to give you ideas and information to get started with your own eco home. Our tours are run by homeowners who show and discuss how their homes are low carbon. Some are new-build and some retrofits. Get ideas for what suits your home. Our talks are run by experts on practical topics to help you go further.

View our Tours on Demand page to watch the recordings.

See Case Studies for stories, descriptions, building professionals and supplier info of past Open Eco Homes.

Read our 2 page report on our 2023 season of events.

Upcoming Open Eco Home Events

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Recent Events

    • Human Library on Home Energy
    • Human Library on Home Energy
    • Build your confidence to create your own eco home by ‘borrowing’ a ‘book’ at our human library event. The human library format is great for discussing 1:1 queries and getting personal advice. The event will include installers, experts and Open Eco Home owners with a variety of experience, ideas and...
    • Sat 21 Oct 2023, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
    • Open Eco Homes Retrospective
    • Open Eco Homes Retrospective
    • Join three hosts from some of our most popular properties over the last 10 years, to hear what they have learnt, what they would do differently and about all their successes in carbon and energy reduction.
    • Wed 18 Oct 2023, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
    • Low Carbon Heating
    • Low Carbon Heating
    • Our panel of experts and experienced owners are here to guide you through a range of low carbon heating options that can be installed in homes like yours. This is a great opportunity to ask questions and to consider what might work best for you.
    • Mon 9 Oct 2023, 7:30pm - 9:00pm

News

Reasons to Improve Your Home

Britain’s homes are among the least energy efficient in Western Europe, making next winter even worse for people who can’t afford their rocketing energy costs.

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Insulation Now

From Tom Bragg, Open Eco Homes Manager and Cambridge Carbon Footprint  Trustee UK Homes are some of the worst insulated in Europe and not just

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