Meeting The Zero Carbon Homes Challenge

Cambridge Carbon Footprint works to raise awareness of climate change issues and to support people in moving to low-carbon living.  This year Ecology is again supporting their Open Eco Homes programme which delivers inspiring tours around beautiful low energy homes.

The Open Eco Homes programme is now in its tenth year and Cambridge Carbon Footprint is holding a special one-off event to celebrate and chart a course to a zero-carbon future, which Ecology is supporting.  Cambridge 2030 – Meeting the zero carbon homes challenge aims to bring together some of the brightest minds working in low-energy housing today.

The event takes place from 7pm – 9pm on Tuesday 10 September at the Old Divinity School, St. Johns Street, Cambridge CB2 1TP

The keynote speaker at Cambridge 2030 will be Baroness Brown of Cambridge, Chair of the Carbon Trust and Vice-chair of the Committee on Climate Change will be joined by a panel of housing experts including:

  • Architect Meredith Bowles (Mole Architects)
  • Greater Cambridge Senior Sustainability Officer Emma Davies
  • Open Eco Homes host, retrofitter and particle physicist Bart Hommels
  • Executive Chair and founder of community focussed developer Igloo Chris Brown


Tickets cost £5, but Ecology Building Society members and supporters who would like to attend can book for free via Eventbrite, using the code OEHVS10.

Places are already booking up quickly so please book soon to avoid disappointment!

Visit energy efficient Open Eco Homes in Cambridge

On Sunday 22 and Saturday 28 September 12 Cambridge-area exemplar homes, including new-builds and retrofits, will be open for booked free tours. Householders will show visitors round their home and discuss how they are comfortable and sustainable.  Details of the homes, with a link to book your visit are available now at

The homes include: the UK’s largest Co-housing development, Marmalade Lane, Cambridge’s stunning new mosque and very thorough retrofit of a 1946 semi, with a Passivhaus extension.

Please note that the Cambridge 2030 event and the Cambridge Open Eco Homes visits are both being organised by Cambridge Carbon Footprint. Please contact them directly if you have any questions regarding the event or visits.


Published: 4 August 2019

Author: Chris Meadows