Bookings open for SuperHome Open Days, Sep 2016

visitors view solar pergola at a SuperHomeSuperHome Open Days this September promise to be extra exciting with at least six recently refurbished homes opening to the public for the first time. Around 50 pioneering households are preparing to open their doors across the UK.

If you are considering improving your own home, this is a golden opportunity to visit a similar property and get a real feel for the type of home energy improvements that you could make. When it comes to exploring your options ‘Seeing really is believing’.

If you like the sound of increased comfort, reduced energy bills and a smaller carbon footprint, visiting a SuperHome will definitely inspire. In every SuperHome you’ll find a range of technologies including heating, insulation and renewable energy solutions. Many SuperHomers offer tours and Q&A sessions, so you can quiz the owners to help you decide whether a particular improvement is for you. You’ll see the technologies installed and in use, making a house visit a much more satisfying experience than browsing the internet for ideas.

SuperHomes are older homes refurbished by their owners, resulting in a carbon saving of at least 60%. These pioneers have achieved thermal comfort and low energy use without compromise. You’ll find none of the squeezed living spaces typical of many recently built new homes here! Even better, these refurbished older homes are around 40% more energy efficient in terms of their energy use per square meter than the average UK home. This is quite some achievement, given that many are larger family homes built in Victorian times. In short, these properties represent some of the UK homes most improved for energy use!

Entry remains free. To get started, see:

4 ways to search for a SuperHome to visit

5 reasons to visit SuperHomes

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Other Open Days:
SuperHomes is not alone in hosting Open Days this autumn.  SuperHomers are opening as part of Heritage Open Days (8-11 Sep),  Open House London (17 & 18 Sep) and as members of a number of local groups. As more events are confirmed we’ll list them here:

3-18 Sep Community Energy Fortnight
8-11 Sep Essex Green Open Days
10-18 Sep West Dorset Open EcoHomes
11 Sep Leicester Open Green Homes and Lives 2016
17-18 Sep St Agnes Green Doors
18-24 Sep  Cambridge Open Eco Homes
8 Oct Stroud Eco Open Homes Valleys Showcase
14-16 Oct Totnes & District Open Eco Homes weekend
15/16 & 22/23 Oct (tbc) Lewes Eco Open Houses