AN Eco House Open Day is being held in Lancaster by a local community interest company.
The event on Friday, May 30 is being held by LESS at the house in Clarendon Road, Skerton, from 3pm-6pm, after the company used part of a £24,000 government windfall to give it an ‘eco-makeover’.
LESS received the cash from the Department of Energy & Climate Change Local Energy Assessment Fund to deliver initiatives to help residents and organisations save energy, reduce fuel poverty and combat global warming.
During the open day, house owner Eva Tregidgo will show off the results of the makeover, which has taken place over the last fortnight, to anyone interested in having similar work done.
Eva, 28, was one of four residents to apply for the eco makeover, which could cut her energy bill by one-third.
Her house was chosen after surveys of the four properties. The makeover has included the installation of solid wall insulation on the interior stone walls of the terrace house, which was built in 1900, to reduce the amount of heat lost through the stone walls.
Other energy saving measures that visitors to the house will be able to see include draught proofing and low-energy lighting.
Joe Duirwyn from The Better Roofing Company, which carried out the work, will also be on hand to answer technical queries and there will be the chance to book a Home Energy and Thermal Imaging Survey through LESS’ Home Energy Service team.
Liz Horn, the project’s co-ordinator, said: “We are extremely grateful to Eva for ‘lending’ LESS her house for the last two weeks, so that we could install the insulation.
“The open house event will be a great opportunity for people to see for themselves the impact of the work and find out what action they can take in their own homes to reduce energy bills.
“If you can’t make the open day this Friday then don’t worry as LESS will be arranging a series of events throughout the year.”
For more information about the demonstration house, including a blog and photographs, or to register for tomorrow’s open house event, contact LESS on 01524 66100 or firstname.lastname@example.org.