More help and support
Since launching in 2013, we've run several events and other get-togethers for organisers of green open homes events. Nothing's scheduled at the moment, but below are outlines of past events along with some of the presentations which you may find useful.
Green Open Homes network event, Manchester 14 August 2015
This event was organised in partnership with the Carbon Coop and attracted attendees from across the north of England. It provided both well established and new open homes organisers the chance to hear about different approaches to running events and to discuss the future of the Green Open Homes network. It was held at Bridge 5 Mill in Manchester and pictures from event taken by the Carbon Coop are here.
Green Open Homes network event, 1 July 2014
This event was an opportunity for existing, new, and aspiring Green Open Homes event organisers to meet other organisers, share their experiences and learning, find out more about energy efficiency developments, and - most importantly - celebrate everyone’s achievements. It was held at Lift Islington, London, N1 9PW
Green Open Homes October Roadshow, October 2013
We ran four free half-day events in four cities (Newcastle, Leeds, Stoke-on-Trent and London), talking with communities about the benefits of running an open homes event. We had a great contributions from guest speakers on approaches to open homes and energy efficiency, and we were joined by our project partners – Bristol Green Doors. You can hear a little more of how the events went in Kate and Dan’s Bristol Green Doors blog at www.bristolgreendoors.org/blog.
You can download the presentations from all four events below. [Note that the downloads are PDFs made from Powerpoint presentations; we've done our best to optimise them for web viewing.]
CSE’s overview of the Green Open Homes project
Overview of Bristol Green Doors
Presentations from the Newcastle event, 15 October 2013
CSE overview of PlanLoCaL resources for community groups
Cumbria Action for Sustainability presentation on Cumbria Green Build Festival
(We thank Newcastle Institute for Research on Sustainability, at Newcastle University, for hosting us and helping promote this event – alongside their event the previous day on Community Renewable Energy.)
Presentations from Leeds event, 16 October 2013
Jonathan Atkinson presenting an overview of Manchester’s Carbon Coop approach to open homes. This presentation was repeated in Stoke-on-Trent with support from CSE.
Lichfield and Whittington Environment Group presentation on their open homes project
(This event was held jointly with Community Energy Direct.)
Presentations from Stoke-on-Trent event, 24 October 2013
SHAP Open Homes and Community Energy Efficiency
Transition Town Shrewsbury‘s Green Doors project
The Energy Saving Co-operative's presentation
The Stoke event was promoted and supported by Sustainable Housing Action Partnership (SHAP), a West Midlands-based organisation providing leadership in sustainable housing through research and dissemination of best practice.)
Presentations from London event, 31 October 2013
An overview of Cambridge Carbon Footprint
The Superhomes approach to retrofit and open homes
Lewes Eco Homes 2013 open homes event
(The London event was held at the Islington Ecology Centre.)
Above: a presentation at the Stoke event.