Energy-saving homes on show for Bristol Green Doors 2014

balloon-rainOver the Bristol Green Doors Open Homes Weekend (13-14th September 2014), householders in Bristol will be opening their doors to the public at the start of national Community Energy Fortnight, to show how energy smart improvements can help make homes more comfortable, cheaper to run and better for the environment.

tourEarlier this month the government announced it was revamping Green Deal funding for home refurbishments, with cashback now available for some energy saving measures. Twenty homes and properties across the city will be taking part, including family homes that have drastically reduced their energy bills by improving insulation, switching to energy-efficient appliances, and making use of some of the latest renewable energy technologies. One Bristol home taking part has cut electricity bills by 90%.

Bristol Green Doors director Dan Weisselberg said:

“Bristol householders will be opening their doors on 13-14th September and sharing tips on the changes that can help make our homes fit for the future. More than 100 homes across Bristol have now taken part in Bristol Green Doors, with more and more people looking to make their homes energy smart, reducing bills and making their homes warmer and more comfortable places to be.”

bnw-interactionHomes taking part will include a house fitted with the latest solar photovoltaic thermal panels, a refurbished student property, a terrace of houses with external wall cladding and a range of period properties – where homeowners will be showing how draughty old buildings can be made easier to heat.

Three of the properties opening their doors are part of the nation-wide Super Homes network [3], which features exemplar older dwellings which have reduced their carbon emissions by at least 60%.

The open homes event is joining up with Bristol’s Doors Open Day on 13th September, organised this year by the Architecture Centre – when some of city’s architectural treasures will also be opening their doors to the public.

For media enquiries, please contact Helen Burley, tel: 07703 731923, or email: helen@bristolgreendoors.org

Bristol Green Doors runs events to inspire, encourage and enable domestic green refurbishment.

Twenty homes across Bristol, including properties in Brislington, Clifton Wood, Coombe Dingle, Cotham, Easton, Montpelier, Redland, Southville, Stoke Bishop and Westbury on Trym will be taking part on either Saturday or Sunday, or both. Full details of the homes taking part will be available online in mid-August – see www.bristolgreendoors.org The event is part of the nationwide Community Energy Fortnight which runs from the 13-28th September 2014 – see http://ukcec.org/community-energy-fortnight

See https://www.gov.uk/green-deal-energy-saving-measures

Three of the homes taking part in Bristol Green Doors open homes weekend have achieved Superhome status: see http://www.superhomes.org.uk/

See http://www.bristoldoorsopenday.org/ 

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