Energy Saving Homes

This September, Energy Saving Homes is back in partnership with Oxford Preservation Trust: visit an Energy Saving Home during the much-loved annual Oxford Open Doors on 14 and 15 September. Find out how to make your home warmer in winter, cooler in summer, a healthier place to live and hopefully cheaper to run!

What are Energy Saving Homes?

Energy Saving Homes are a bit different to the traditional Oxford Open Doors locations: they show how ordinary people have cut energy costs in their homes, through small, cheap measures, and through larger renovation projects – from draught proofing to wall and loft insulation, solar panels and battery storage, heat pumps, and double and triple glazing.

This is a chance to hear from homeowners how they navigated the often-confusing landscape of eco-renovation. Find out what went well and what was difficult, what they learned, and what further steps they are planning to take.  You will be able to speak directly to them, and sometimes their contractors,  and ask your questions.

Details will be found on the Energy Saving Homes website as it gets updated with open homes for the 2024 event.

Could you open your home?  

We expect at least 20 homeowners will take part in Energy Saving Homes this year. If you think you might like to join them and would like to find out more about opening your home, please contact Project Coordinator and LCON trustee Guy Hargreavesguy.hargreaves@energysavinghomes.org.

Energy Saving Homes is an initiative of Communities for Zero Carbon Oxford, a collective of community groups in Oxford working to take practical steps to address climate change. Since 2022 the event has worked successfully in partnership with Oxford Preservation Trust.