Seeking Green Home Pioneers in MK, Camden, Aylesbury Vale


Inspire others to go green!

Do you live in Milton Keynes, Camden or Aylesbury Vale? Have you cut your bills, increased your home comfort and reduced your carbon footprint by refurbishing your home? Would you like to inspire others to green their homes by hosting an open house event for 3 – 4 hours during SuperHomes Week which runs form 16 – 24 March 2013? Open home events are a great way for people to find out how they can make their own home more efficient!

Please register your interest by completing our simple tick box survey at the following link. This will automatically enter you into a prize draw with the chance to win a £100 M & S Voucher. The draw will take place at midday on 15 Feb 2013.*

A queue forming outside a SuperHomeBe part of an open house initiative

The Councils of Milton Keynes, Camden and Aylesbury Vale are each working with the Sustainable Energy Academy to encourage local Green Open Homes initiatives to take root. Initially we are seeking at least 6 enthusiastic households in each area to create a core group of house openers.

Participants will benefit from mentoring and special support in the run up to opening in conjunction with SuperHomes Open Days.

Supported by SuperHomes

Your house and event information will appear on the national SuperHomes website – but your house doesn’t need to be SuperHomes standard for you to participate.

Support offered will include:

  • An informal gathering to meet other Home Openers and the organisers
  • An Open Day pack to help you open your home
  • House and event listing on national SuperHomes website
  • Online booking system to make it easy to cap and control visitor numbers for tours etc
  • Helpful promotional materials, feedback forms and information leaflets
  • A contribution to offset any disruption/cleaning surrounding the open day event
  • Free assessment of refurbishment’s carbon savings if we think they’ll exceed 60%
  • SuperHome status for your home if these carbon savings exceed 60%

Who should get involved?

We would encourage you to get involved if the following apply:

  • You have refurbished your home and it is an older house or flat
  • Refurbishment improved your comfort/cut your energy bills/reduced your carbon footprint
  • You’ve good insulation, efficient glazing or generate heat/electricity from renewables
  • You enjoy talking about the home improvements you have made
  • You want to be part of an active community of local green open homes
  • You will be able to host an open day event for 3 – 4 hours

Don’t Delay…

We hope to confirm who will join us in opening to the public in March by mid February.

Express your interest today

To express your interest, simply complete the survey at the link at the top of the page. It’s a 3 minute job. Or for more information, please contact Camille Ruddle on 01908 256 918; or Gordon Glass on 01908 256 922.

This initiative is supported by the Department of Energy and Climate Change’s Green Deal Pioneer Places funding. In Milton Keynes the new Building Retrofit Network is also a partner in the initiative. SuperHomes is a national network of older homes which have been refurbished to a high standard of energy efficiency.

Green Deal Pioneer Places funding is also supporting FREE Green Deal Assessments that can tell you what could be done to improve the energy efficiency of your home. To apply, see the details here for Milton Keynes and Camden residents.

* The winners of our 15 Feb Prize Draw were Dianne and Dave Humphreys of Bradwell Common, Milton Keynes.