Bath Green Homes is jointly organised by Transition Bath, Bath Preservation Trust and Bath and North East Somerset Council, and aims to inspire and inform the community about:
- Making homes warmer and cheaper to heat
- Retrofit of traditional and listed homes
- Renewable energy generation
- Low energy and sustainable design
We are getting ready for our Autumn 2014 programme of events including theBath Home Improvement Fair on Sunday 14th September, and our nextOpen Homes Weekend is on 27th & 28th September.
There will be a whole host of other lively talks, workshops and happenings around the topic of home energy efficiency taking place throughout the Autumn. Join the mailing list to be kept up-to-date!
In 2013, Bath Green Homes organised a Spring programme of events including a host of workshops, talks, visits and activities, alongside The Green Living Fair on 24th March and the Open Homes Weekend on the 13th & 14th April. Read the summary about the Spring Programme of Eventshere.
In Autumn 2013 Bath Green Homes organised an additional programme of events including workshops, talks and coffee mornings.
Success of the Project Spring 2013
- There were 19 homes open to the public which received over 900 visits from more than 500 unique visitors, an increase from 2012.
- More than 70 people volunteered for the project contributing well over 150 volunteer days, worth nearly £10,000 in-kind.
- 100% of volunteers who responded to feedback said they were happy with the support they received, and 96% said they would be likely to volunteer again.
- There were 20 complimentary events organised by a range of stakeholders, including workshops, talks, exhibitions, trips and conferences, which collectively had over 700 attendees.
- The Green Living Fair involved 40 local businesses, community groups and organisations, which received over 200 visitors.
- Sponsorship and grant funding raised over £10,000 for the project Should visitors complete the works and measures they are planning within the next 12 months, the potential value to the local economy is more than £1.3 million.
- 72% of visitors attended because they were thinking about making changes to their own home 61% of visitors were looking to install DIY measures within the next 12 months, the most popular of which were draught proofing and low energy lighting.
- There were over 1000 unique hits on the website in the week before the Open Homes weekend The Twitter account @BathGreenHomes now has over 400 followers
Successes of the 2012 project
- There were 621 visits in total to the 12 open homes, which is an average of 51 visits per home.
- More than 50 people volunteered in a variety of ways including promotion and organising, writing case studies, stewarding , filming and photography, totalling 200+ volunteer days
- The potential value to the local economy of the measures visitors indicated they want to install within the next year is more than £600,000.
- The Hub at the Building of Bath collection received 158 visitors over the weekend.
- There were 17 complimentary events organised by a range of stakeholders, including workshops, talks, exhibitions, trips and conferences, which collectively had over 300 attendees.
- This was achieved with a budget of £3500, however the project drew upon in-kind support worth over £3000, and volunteer support valued at over £12,000
- Seventy- seven per cent of visitors attended because they were thinking about making changes to their own home
- The Website had 2000 unique hits in the week before the event
Download the full report here
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Transition Bath is a registered charity powered by fantastic volunteers who want to be part of a better future for their city. It is a local, practical response to rising food and fuel prices, shaky economies, dwindling resources and climate change.
We think that empowering, enabling and supporting each other to create practical solutions is the surest way to create a future we want to be part of. We're showcasing the solutions, running inspiring projects, talks, workshops and skill-sharing events.
The Bath Preservation Trust is a charity with over 1400 members. We encourage and support the conservation, evolution and enhancement of Bath and its environs whilst making sure this is appropriate both to its historic setting and its sustainable future. In 2011 we published 'Warmer Bath, A guide to improving the energy efficiency of traditional Bath homes in the city of Bath' (a download is available on our website).
In recent months we have been working with the London Road and Snow Hill community to develop a neighbourhood climate change mitigation design strategy.
The Council has made de-carbonising our district a priority, and aim to help cut the district’s carbon emissions by 45% by 2026. The Project links with many aspects of the Councils work including the Housing Teams work on Fuel Poverty, The Sustainability Teams carbon reduction work including ‘Local Energy Champions’, and the Planning Teams work on the Supplementary Planning document on Sustainable Construction and Retrofit.