Thursday 11, 18 and 25 Feb, 6pm-7pm, free, online

This month, we’re hosting three free online Eco Open House events.  It’s your chance to look inside other local people’s homes to see what you could do to make yours more energy efficient, less costly to run and more environmentally friendly.

There are three talks covering heating, insulation and power – see below for details. Alongside hearing from local householders about they’ve done, there will be plenty of opportunity to talk about other improvements and changes you could make and ask questions. Book your free places for this unmissable chance to be inspired and see how to future-proof your home.


Heating your home: Alternatives to oil and gas

Thursday 11 February, 6pm to 7pm

LEOHWhat is the most energy efficient and environmentally friendly way to heat your home? Some of our participants have installed heat pumps, both air source and ground source heat pumps.  Given that gas boilers are due to be phased out in 2025, these will be one of the main options for heating. We plan also to discuss wood fired boilers, underfloor heating and solar heating for hot water.

Many thanks to all those who took part in our online event on Thursday, February 11th. Here’s a recording of the event:

Please contact us if you would like further information or have further questions.


Insulation & draughtproofing – how to keep the heat in

Thursday 18 February, 6pm to 7pm

All those taking part in this session have carried out some form of enhanced insulation to their homes. As well as roof insulation there will be examples of how you can add wall insulation to an existing house. Living in Lewes with old leaky windows you may be interested in the explanation of how to install neat secondary double glazing and there are also some easy solutions to draughts.

Many thanks to all those who took part in our online event on Thursday, February 18th. Here’s a recording of the event:

One of our presenters, Nicola, gave a particularly in-depth explanation of how she insulated her older house and the materials she used which is full of tips and ideas. The pdf of Nocola’s presentation can be seen here…


Powering your home: photovoltaics and batteries

Thursday 25 February, 6pm to 7pm

LEOHThis session will focus primarily on photovoltaic panels (PV) and home batteries. Although the government subsidies for PV have gone, they still (just) make financial sense living here in the south-east with our higher than UK average sunshine.  Batteries in the home will most likely become the norm in time but most of our participants have already installed them ahead of the game. Find out what is involved and whether it’s now the time to go electric.
Register here (FREE)



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