Homes Sought For Eco Open Home Event

Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire residents who have reduced their energy bills, insulated their home, put solar panels on the roof or even built their own eco home, are being invited to open their doors to inspire others this spring as part of the third annual Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Eco Open Homes event.


Marches Energy Agency, a local charity, is looking for householders who have made a variety of energy efficiency and environmental improvements and would like to open their homes for a few hours, or a whole day, during May 2015.

More than 300 people visited homes in 2014

The event is an opportunity to inspire others to make their homes warmer, cheaper to heat and better for the environment by showing them what you’ve done – be it simple draught proofing, a highly efficient boiler, rainwater harvesting, or generating your own renewable energy. There’s no need to be an expert or to have opened you home before as Marches is offering support to those taking part.

Caroline Harmon of Marches Energy Agency, organisers of the event, said: ‘Last year, 325 people visited homes and buildings around the two counties. We’re lucky to have lots of energy efficient, eco homes in the area and this year we’d like to help even more of them open their doors to the public. We’re offering training and help with publicity to all homes taking part.’

If you would like to take part contact Caroline Harmon on 07748 508704 or

Details of houses which are open, and when, will be listed on the event’s website:

The event is being funded by the Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Local Authority Energy Partnership and a Green Open Homes Grant from the Centre for Sustainable Energy.

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