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Setting a good example? Why we decided to test the energy efficiency of Britain’s biggest soap homes.

Last week I found myself on Sky News talking about the energy efficiency of some of the most famous properties in the country. However, these were no normal buildings – they were the houses, flats and cottages inhabited by the fictional residents of EastEnders, Coronation Street, Hollyoaks and Emmerdale. It all started when we decided […]

The Community Energy Strategy can empower communities and accelerate grass roots action

How the folks of Ashton Hayes in Cheshire wish that they had the backing of DECC’s Community Energy Strategy in 2006 when they set out to become England’s first carbon neutral village! When we embarked on our journey towards carbon neutrality we even had to take time off work to go and convince the local council […]

Made in Taiwan

After a forty hour round trip, I recently returned home from the launch of Taiwan’s 2050 calculator. A big moment for the island, they became the 5th country to join the 2050 calculator family. So why did I trek half way round the globe to take part in this occasion? I’m part of the communication team […]

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Posted on: Dec 3 2013

Green Open Homes roadshow: Inspiring events to get started

Over the past month CSE and Bristol Green Doors have been touring the country to publicise the newly launched Green Open Homes network. The roadshow called in at Newcastle, Leeds, Stoke-on-Trent and London. At each event, speakers from CSE and Bristol Green Doors were joined by speakers from local open homes initiatives, who gave an […]

Five good reasons to run a green open homes event

We’ve just launched a new, national Green Open Homes network, funded by DECC. We want to encourage more open homes events that show off home energy saving improvements… because when people can see real improvements in real homes it really does encourage them to take action. And we’re really excited to be able to announce […]

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