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 18-19 and 25-26 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 Planning Committee, Councillor Phelim MacCafferty cuts the ribbon and declares Brighton EcoHouses 2014 open.
See our opening on Youtube here.
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.