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Record visits to SuperHomes in Sep 2013

SuperHomes is on a roll, attracting record visitor numbers to its Open Days, its website and its YouTube videos in September 2013. And visitors’ feedback on their experience continues to be highly positive.

The figures speak for themselves…

September visitors to the Williams family's Stamford in the Vale SuperHome

September visitors to the Williams family’s Stamford in the Vale SuperHome

Record Open Day Visitors

There were 3695 visits to SuperHomes Open Days in September 2013, making this the most popular September SuperHomes event to date (visits up 30% on September 2012).

Excellent Visitor Feedback

An online booker survey of 2013 visitors revealed that an impressive  88% (262 of 298) had an ‘excellent’ or ‘very good’ visitor experience.

Many more online visitors

The stories behind the UK homes most improved for energy use continue to inspire. And interest in the detail of how to achieve these improvements is bringing more and more people to the SuperHomes website.

Unique September web visitor numbers were 12 fold higher than the same month in 2011!

Belsize Park Gardens Visitors

SEA Chairman, John Doggart, taking visitors on a tour of his Camden SuperHome this September

Unique Web Visitors 
Sep 2013: 24k  (+300% increase)
Sep 2012: 6k  (+200% increase)
Sep 2011: 2k
6 months to Oct 13: 102k
12 months to Oct 13: 184k
12 month average: 15,000/month or 500 visitors/day

The number of SuperHomes videos on YouTube and their overall popularity has also been growing:

YouTube Video Views
Sep 2013: 3800 (+216% increase)
Sep 2012: 1200 (+500% increase)
Sep 2011: 200
12 months to Oct 13: 34K
12 month average: 2800/mth or 90 visitors/day

Active SuperHomes Up

There are now 174 SuperHomes, and there are no signs of a let up with 10 potential SuperHomers already ready for assessment.

SuperHomes in the Network
Sep 2013: 174 (+23% increase)
Sep 2012: 141 (+28% increase)
Sep 2011: 110

In thanking SuperHomers for all the hard work that goes into making these activities a success, John Doggart, Chairman of the Sustainable Energy Academy, commented “Thank you for continuing to fight the good fight”!

The Sustainable Energy Academy is grateful to the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation whose generous Phase 1 grant in November 2011 supported this growth.