Attendees of Birmingham’s first Green Doors event enjoyed a warm welcome to Harriet and Chris’s 1930s house in Bournville on Saturday.
Harriet and Chris opened their home up to members of the public to share the energy-saving measures they’ve taken over the years to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by a whopping 85% and save money on their energy bills.
Their guests were treated to a guided tour of their retrofitted house with explanations of the insulation, efficient heating system, and solar energy they use to keep the drafts out and the warmth in for winter.
Patrick Casey of Avalon Design said “It was an informative and insightful afternoon, demonstrating what can be achieved and what we, in the UK, should be doing, before it’s too late.” He was there to find out more about energy efficiency for his small business.
Harriet and Chris’s green home makeover, says energy expert, Phil Beardmore, is a “great example of the “Fabric First” principle” which begins with reducing the demand for heat in the property through insulation before moving onto installing renewable energy systems such as solar. “They are currently looking at replacing their gas boiler with a heat pump which will reduce their greenhouse gas emissions to almost zero within the next decade.”
Gutted you missed this tour? Well, don’t worry, because they’ll be another Green Doors event on Saturday 15th October in Acocks Green.
Book now to join and learn how Nigel and Marta reduced the greenhouse gas emissions in their former 1950s council house by 51%!
Once your booking has been accepted, we will contact you with joining instructions including the address.
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