Green Open Days Essex

Inspire other homeowners to take the green path when it comes to home improvements by joining the Green Open Days scheme!

What is a Green Open day?

It is a series of open days where homeowners who have undertaken various environmental home improvements open their homes to the public to encourage them to consider similar improvements to their own properties. The aim of the project is to increase the take up and use of environmental improvements. Evidence suggests people are more likely to install something themselves if they have seen the improvements in action and had a chance to chat to someone about the impact it has made.

What type of properties are we looking for?

All types of homes – in fact, ordinary homes with modest improvements are often the most inspirational. We seek to inspire ordinary members of the public and show them what they can do to their own homes, and what difference it will make to their lifestyle. We are also looking for Businesses, Community Buildings, and Schools to take part. We are interested in properties throughout Essex.

What Type of Environmental Improvements does my house have to have?

Anything that has resulted in a lifestyle change as a result of taking a greener approach. It can be a low-cost improvement or the results of ‘Big’ insulation works. This can include, but is by no means limited to:

  • Creating a wildlife garden
  • Glazing
  • Installation of efficient lighting systems and electrical appliances
  • High spec heating
  • Using renewable heat and energy sources
  • Effective water management
  • Use of sustainable building materials
  • Using recycled materials
  • Water recycling
  • Waste recycling

If you want to know more about the Green Open Days Project, take a look at the Green Open Days FAQ Page – answers to all the questions we get asked can be found here!

I want to join! How do I take part?

Take a look at our Essex Green Open Days website and send an e-mail to saying “I am interested in opening my home on Green Open Day please, send me details.” and we will get back to you.

I want to visit a Green Open House!

Full details can be found on our Essex Green Open Days website. Let us know you are interested by emailing and we will pass on all the information you require once we have it. Alternatively connect with en-form on Twitter, Facebook and follow en-form on LinkedIn to keep up with all the latest news!

Get inspiration for an eco home project at Superhomes!

To view previous open homes in Colchester here.

Green Open Days Essex is on every weekend from 08th until 11th September 2016!

This project is part of the Green Open Homes Network and delivered in partnership with Colchester Borough Council and Essex County Council.
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