The Eco Open house event finished on Sunday 23rd and most of the householders and volunteers gathered for a celebration at the Lewes arms that evening. Final attendance figures were gathered together and we were able to announce a record breaking attendance of over 1200 house visits! More than 50% up on the last event in 2014.
We all shared our experiences and it was great to hear that the majority of visitors came seeking information and shared expertise, to get their own eco house projects under way. Giving inspiration and confidence to others is definitely the way forward.
The new booking system also seemed to work well and helped regulate numbers and make householder presentations more manageable. Lots of ideas were shared to make the next event even better.
We would like to thank all the householders who took part for generously opening their homes and giving up so much free time to help others. Similarly we couldn’t have done it without the army of volunteers working at the houses and the team behind the event. Finally, we should acknowledge the very generous backing from the Big Lottery and the very useful grants from Lewes Pound and Lewes Town Council. Neil Williams
For future reference, and for those who couldn’t make it, Neil has produced a leaflet going ideas on how to make your own home more energy efficient, with particular focus on high impact/low cost measures.