Visit new and renovated houses that show how to reduce your energy and water bills
This year Eco Open Houses takes place in Brighton & Hove over two weekends 17-18 and 24-25 October
The printed brochure, with maps and house details as on this website, is available free at selected sites around Brighton and Hove, or as a downloadable pdf.
More detailed case studies for some of the houses are available for download here on each house's page - others will be added as completed.
Chair of the Environment, Transport & Sustainability Committee, Councillor Gill Mitchell cuts the ribbon and declares Brighton EcoHouses 2015 open.
Eco open houses relies on a team of volunteers every event to be in the houses whilst they are open and we welcome new volunteers every year. You do not particularly need to know about green building, the most important thing is that you are reliable, friendly and interested!
If you would like to be involved in this years event, please sign up here and we will be in touch.
What is Eco Open Houses?
Whether you are a home owner or tenant wanting to find out what you can do in your home to save money and feel healthier and warmer, a builder looking for better ways to build for your clients or just simply curious, come and be inspired by visiting an eco-home near you!
Some Eco Open Houses are old houses that have been retrofitted and improved, some have just been built. What they feature in common is being cheaper to run and requiring less mains energy to keep them warm.
It doesn't necessarily take expensive renovation to cut bills: behaviour changes and small alterations can make a big difference. Discover practical steps to reduce energy use, water use and carbon emissions in our own homes from the experiences of Eco Open Householders. Funding options to help you renovate your home are described in Ways to pay.