Bath Green Homes is community project organised by Transition Bath, Bath Preservation Trust and Bath & North East Somerset Council, to inspire and inform the community about how to make our homes warmer, greener and cheaper to run.
We organise an Open Homes Weekend each year, so that visitors can see energy efficiency measures in-situ and talk to the people who have made these changes to their home.
Bath Green Homes’ third Open Homes Weekend took place on 27th and 28th September 2014, inspiring over 400 people from all over Bath and beyond. In total over 700 visits were made during the weekend, helped by the welcoming faces of 44 volunteer stewards, at 18 different locations around the city.
These featured homes of all ages and types, as well as new housing developments at Bath Western Riverside and Ralph Allen Yard, and an exhibition at the Building of Bath Collection. As one visitor said “It’s so helpful to see what someone else has done in a home like ours, as we start our retrofit journey”.
A programme of fringe events (mid-Sept to mid-Nov) also took place to showcase the best in local expertise in low energy housing and sustainable design.
You can find out more about the project on the project website: www.bathgreenhomes.co.uk. If you would like to be involved in future events, for example volunteering to help us run the project or as a home opener please get in contact. In 2015 B&NES council will be running a series of events under their Energy at Home programme which will continue to showcase and support exemplar retrofitting of existing homes to make them more comfortable, cheaper to heat and more environmentally friendly. We will keep you updated via our newsletter as and when events under this program are organised.