Ecology Supports SuperHomes Open Homes Events
We’re proud to announce that we are supporting the SuperHomes Open Homes events taking place next month.
Now in their tenth anniversary year, SuperHomes is the innovative and multi-award winning national network of over 200 homes which have all reduced their carbon footprint by a minimum of 60%. This year there are a record 100 free Open House events taking place throughout the UK.
The Open Homes events occur every September to inspire visitors to make their homes greener and more sustainable. The SuperHomes owners provide honest and detailed accounts of their renovation stories and offer invaluable advice and guidance for anyone wanting to follow in their footsteps.
Paul Ellis, Chief Executive of Ecology Building Society explains why Ecology is supporting SuperHomes this year,
“We’re really delighted to partner with SuperHomes in their anniversary year, by supporting their programme of September openings. Improving the energy efficiency of our homes and buildings is key to reducing our carbon emissions and tackling climate change and we believe that the SuperHomes network has an important role in showing what can be achieved.
“We are especially proud that some of the eco-renovation projects which our lending has helped to fund, are now SuperHomes themselves. We hope that Ecology’s support for the September openings will enable SuperHomes to reach even more people, inspiring them to renovate and retrofit their own homes while reducing their carbon footprint.”
Kerry Mashford, Chief Executive of the National Energy Foundation, which runs the SuperHomes programme, thanked Ecology for their support,
“SuperHomes and Ecology Building Society have clearly overlapping visions. Both organisations are appalled by how much energy is wasted by houses across the UK. Both know that properties can be converted and renovated with respect for the environment, and with comfort and affordability in mind. Most importantly, both want to spread the message of carbon conscious retrofit and inspire others to reduce their carbon footprint.
We anticipate that the support of Ecology will allow more people to engage with SuperHomes and visit one of our free Open Homes events, which are happening across the UK throughout September. We hope visitors go on to use the information they learn to renovate their own home and enjoy the benefits of a lower carbon footprint, reduced energy bills and improved comfort levels”
Find out more about the SuperHomes Open Home events here.
Bryn Elltyd Eco Guesthouse in Snowdonia which is run by an Ecology member and has been part of the SuperHome network
Published: 15 August 2017
Author: Jennifer Whiteside